Wednesday - Sep 23, 2020

Latin Briefs

  • Assange is back to the dock, extradition trial resumed

    by the El Reportero’s wire services   London, Sept. 7 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is back to the dock on Monday at the London Criminal Court as the trial to determine whether he will be extradited to the United States was resumed. As happened before, during the first part of the trial in February,

  • Morena Party looks to prosecute five former Mexican presidents

    Morena Party looks to prosecute five former Mexican presidents

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   MEXICO, Aug 31 – The ruling Morena party continued today to collect signatures to prosecute five former presidents of Mexico for corruption, included in the illicit acts denounced by former Pemex director, Emilio Lozoya. Last week, the National Council of Morena unanimously decided to carry out a national

  • Mexico begins distance learning via in year 2020-21

    Mexico begins distance learning via in year 2020-21

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   MEXICO, Aug 3- Mexico begins, on Aug. 4, the 2020-2021 school year at a distance because it lacks the conditions to do so in person due to the Covid-19 pandemic, announced Monday the Secretary of Education, Esteban Moctezuma. At the morning press conference at the National Palace of

  • Former Mexican official involved in corruption will remain silent

    Former Mexican official involved in corruption will remain silent

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   Former Secretary of Finance and Foreign Relations of Mexico, Luis Videgaray Caso, reiterated he will remain silent after the arrest of Emilio Lozoya, former director of PEMEX, who is accused of corruption. Luis Videgaray Caso, an important official under Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), is currently living in Cambridge,

  • Border travel restrictions may be extended to August 21

    Border travel restrictions may be extended to August 21

    Leisure travel would continue to be prohibited   by Mexico News Daily   Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it has proposed extending restrictions on non-essential travel between Mexico and the United States until Aug. 21. The restrictions, which apply to the land border only and do not affect air travel between the countries,

  • Trump seeks to make permanent his changes to the immigration system

    Trump seeks to make permanent his changes to the immigration system

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy changed the scenario built by the Ronald Reagan government. In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act was enacted, an amnesty that allowed the regularization of at least 3 million undocumented immigrants living in the country. The plan was to end undocumented

  • “Tele-Town Hall” urges participation in the 2020 Census during the closure due to COVID-19

    “Tele-Town Hall” urges participation in the 2020 Census during the closure due to COVID-19

    Completing the Census takes less than 10 minutes online or by phone   by El Reportero‘s cable services   SANTA CLARA – Univision, Santa Clara County, and San Mateo County conducted a Tele-Town Hall in Spanish to urge participation in the 2020 Census and answer questions from community members. County Executive Deputy David Campos de

  • Judge denies request trying to block California aid to undocumented immigrants

    Judge denies request trying to block California aid to undocumented immigrants

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   Migrant Connection – May 6, 2020 – A judge denied two taxpayers’ request to block California governor’s $ 75 million aid to undocumented immigrants “The defendants intend to illegally spend 79.8 million of taxpayer funds,” according to court documents. The plaintiffs said they would suffer “substantial and irreparable

  • Corruption hits Puerto Rico amid Covid-19 crisis

    Corruption hits Puerto Rico amid Covid-19 crisis

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Apr 16 – Like during the tragic Hurricane Maria in 2017, corruption today is rampant in Puerto Rico amid the Covid-19 crisis, after an attempt at defrauding 38 million dollars from the Government was detected. The concession of a contract last week to a