Latin Briefs

  • 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

  • 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

  • Oaxacan Secretary of Housing appointed in California

    Oaxacan Secretary of Housing appointed in California

    by El Reportero‘s wire services   Oaxacan Gustavo Velásquez Aguilar, who was Undersecretary of Housing under President Barack Obama in the United States, has now been appointed by the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, in charge of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development of the State of California. The Governor of California, who is

  • Graves for Covid-19 victims in San Salvador are still open and unused

    Graves for Covid-19 victims in San Salvador are still open and unused

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   SAN SALVADOR, April 2 – San Salvador Mayor Ernesto Muyshondt confirmed that the graves opened in La Bermeja cemetery in this capital for the novel coronavirus victims are still unused, despite that two people have died of the disease. ‘So far, no one has been buried in the

  • Salvadoreans honor Saint Romero 40 years after his assassination

    Salvadoreans honor Saint Romero 40 years after his assassination

    by the El Reportero’s wire services   San Salvador, March 24 – Salvadoreans are commemorating the assassination 40 years ago of Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero, a crime that triggered a civil war and created a national symbol. After being canonized in October 2018, Romero, who was known as the voice of those who do not

  • Chiapas community evicts Central American migrants, burns belongings

    Chiapas community evicts Central American migrants, burns belongings

    Residents claimed that robberies and assaults on women have increased since the migrants arrived   by the El Reportero‘s wire services   Residents of the municipality of Palenque, Chiapas, attacked and expelled Central American migrants who had been staying in the local auditorium for months. Around noon on Monday, residents of the community of Pakal-Ná

  • Over 240,000 people displaced in Honduras

    Over 240,000 people displaced in Honduras

    by El Reportero‘s wire services   More than 247,000 Hondurans, mainly women and children, are today suffering the consequences of forced displacement, a study says. The main causes of this phenomenon are threats of a family member murder, extortion and gender violence, the newspaper El País reported.Yolanda Zapata, head of the Land Office, said women