Thursday - Apr 22, 2021

Latin Briefs

  • 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

  • Mexico’s National Guard has 70,000 soldiers and will reach 140,000

    Mexico’s National Guard has 70,000 soldiers and will reach 140,000

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced today that the National Guard already has 70,000 elements and could reach 140,000. He assured that tranquility is already being guaranteed where this new body operates, but recognized that there is still a long way to go in order to achieve the

  • Puerto Rican authorities suspend classes due to earthquake- “This is not a natural disaster.” says government employee

    Puerto Rican authorities suspend classes due to earthquake- “This is not a natural disaster.” says government employee

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   Puerto Rican Education Secretary Eligio Hernández reported this Wednesday that classes in the public education system will not resume until the evaluation of damage to schools has been completed following yesterday’s strong earthquake. Hernández published on Twitter that the process of evaluation of schools by structural engineers started

  • US returns 3,500 copper coins to Mexico used more than 500 years ago

    US returns 3,500 copper coins to Mexico used more than 500 years ago

    The currency was used in Michoacán and Guerrero as far back as 1200 AD   by the El Reportero’s wire service   The United States returned a collection of over 3,500 pre-Hispanic copper coins to Mexican authorities in a ceremony in Miami on Monday. The coins were used in what are now Michoacán and Guerrero