Saturday - Nov 28, 2020

Latin Briefs

  • Chihuahua urges closing border to nonessential traffic to curb Covid cases

    Chihuahua urges closing border to nonessential traffic to curb Covid cases

    It’s supposed to be closed but US citizens have no problem entering Mexico by the El Reportero‘s wire services   In the wake of a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases that is now overwhelming the state’s hospitals, the Chihuahua Congress has asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enforce an agreement that is supposed to

  • Mexico bans global brands’ dairy products for breaching standards

    Mexico bans global brands’ dairy products for breaching standards

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   Mexico, Oct 14 – It is inadvisable to consume yogurt and cheeses in Mexico, as they are anything but dairy and, consequently, Mexico’s Economy Ministry and Federal Consumer Prosecutor’s Office (PROFECO) on Wednesday ordered to ban their sale. This was announced by Economy Minister Graciela Marquez and Ricardo

  • Costa Rica’s border shutdown brings about large losses to Panama

    Costa Rica’s border shutdown brings about large losses to Panama

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   Panama, Oct 7 – Losses due to Costa Rica’s border shutdown caused by popular riots in its neighboring nation amounted to over 30 million dollars, according to Transporters Union. In statements to the press, Rodolfo De La Guardia, president of the Council of Logistics Company, assured the shutdowns

  • SF celebrates court decision blocking USCIS fee increases, urges immigrants to naturalize now

    SF celebrates court decision blocking USCIS fee increases, urges immigrants to naturalize now

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco leaders celebrated a federal court decision that blocks U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from increasing fees for citizenship and other immigration benefits. On Tuesday, a federal judge in the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction blocking the fee increases days

  • A bipartisan resolution was introduced recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month  

    A bipartisan resolution was introduced recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month  

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   WASHINGTON, DC – Today, a commemorative resolution was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month. The resolution is supported by members of Congress. “Too long have the contributions of Latinos been overlooked and underappreciated,” said Congressman Tony Cárdenas. Each year, the President designates September

  • 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