Saturday - Jan 23, 2021

Latin Briefs

  • 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

  • Environment secretary bullish on lithium, calls it Mexico’s ‘new oil’

    Environment secretary bullish on lithium, calls it Mexico’s ‘new oil’

    Víctor Manuel Toledo also highlighted Mexico’s potential for solar energy   by El Reportero’s wire services   Lithium will be Mexico’s “new oil,” Environment Secretary Víctor Manuel Toledo said on Thursday, highlighting the country’s large deposits of the metal used in the manufacture of batteries, among other products. In fact, the biggest lithium project in

  • 15th Central American Mothers Caravan arrives in Mexico City

    by the El Reportero’s wire services   The 15th Caravan of Central American Mothers in Search of Missing Migrants arrived in Mexico City and will remain in this capital for three days, the National Migration Institute (INM) confirmed on Thursday. The agency informed in a press release that the Caravan is carried out through the

  • Opposition senator assuming the presidency in Bolivia after fleeing from Evo Morales

    Opposition senator assuming the presidency in Bolivia after fleeing from Evo Morales

    by the El Reportero‘s wire services   After Evo Morales resigned and asylum in Mexico, Jeanine Añez, an opposition senator assumed the interim presidency of Bolivia. Morales abandoned power under pressure from the opposition and the Armed Forces leaving an institutional vacuum on Monday in the Andean country. “We are going to call elections with