Saturday - Jan 23, 2021

Latin Briefs

  • Bipartisan House deal opens path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant farmworkers

    Bipartisan House deal opens path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant farmworkers

    Proposal eases some restrictions on agriculture industry, while requiring farmers to verify workers’ status   by the El Reportero’s wire services   A bipartisan group of lawmakers agreed on a deal easing restrictions on foreign agricultural workers, including a path to citizenship for the more than one million farmworkers estimated to be in the U.S.

  • Chile’s President announces tariff cut, but protests continue

    Chile’s President announces tariff cut, but protests continue

    by the El Reportero’s wire services   SANTIAGO DE CHILE – Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera, in an attempt to curb protests against his government, signed this Thursday a bill to cancel a recent electricity hike and lower the price of energy by 2020. Piñera said at a ceremony held at the Palacio de La Moneda,

  • Census Bureau seeks driver’s license data, including citizenship and eye color

    Census Bureau seeks driver’s license data, including citizenship and eye color

    Two former Census Bureau directors said they were puzzled by the agency’s request   by Sam Levine   The U.S. Census Bureau has asked several states to turn over driver’s license records that include personal data like eye color as part of President Donald Trump’s effort to obtain citizenship data. The Census Bureau said Tuesday that it

  • Mexico expresses concern about situation in Ecuador   

    Mexico expresses concern about situation in Ecuador  

    by the El Reportero’s wire services   The government of Mexico expressed today in a statement its concern about the serious events that occur in Ecuador and called for respecting the rule of law and human rights. ‘Mexico strongly condemns all forms of violence, reiterates its commitment to the right to free demonstration and rejects

  • Mexico expresses concern about situation in Ecuador

    Mexico expresses concern about situation in Ecuador

    by the El Reportero’s wire services   The government of Mexico expressed today in a statement its concern about the serious events that occur in Ecuador and called for respecting the rule of law and human rights. ‘Mexico strongly condemns all forms of violence, reiterates its commitment to the right to free demonstration and rejects

  • For the Minister we are all suspicious

    For the Minister we are all suspicious

    The police may request the DNI (National ID) on the trains by decision of Patricia Bullrich   by the El Reportero’s wire services   The Ministry of Security launched a program that she baptized “Train Offenders.” It dismisses the presumption of innocence and authorizes the security forces to demand the identity document from any person

  • En 48 días, las operaciones de búsqueda de Ayotzinapa en 210 ubicaciones no han dado resultado

    El gobierno ofrece una recompensa de 1.5 millones de pesos por información   por Mexico News Daily   Ocho operaciones de búsqueda realizadas durante 48 días no produjeron “resultados positivos” en el caso de los 43 estudiantes que desaparecieron en Iguala, Guerrero, en 2014, dijo el jueves el subsecretario de derechos humanos Alejandro Encinas. Hablando

  • Former first lady of El Salvador on trial for money laundering

    Former first lady of El Salvador on trial for money laundering

    by the El Reportero’s wire services   The possibility of a speedy trial for former Salvadoran First Lady Ana Ligia Mixco came closer this Thursday with a committment to return $17 million dollars embezzled during the presidency of Antonio Saca. Mixco’s attorney Miguel Flores Durel confirmed again the possibility of reaching a speedy trial with

  • Mexico appoints consuls in the U.S. to protect fellow citizens

    Mexico appoints consuls in the U.S. to protect fellow citizens

    by the El Reportero’s wire services   The Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon appointed seven career consuls in the United States as part of a plan of the government of Mexico to protect the Mexican community abroad, was confirmed this Saturday. In a press release, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explains that all the appointed

  • Former El Salvador president to confess new crime

    Former El Salvador president to confess new crime

    by the El Reportero’s wire services   Former Salvadorean President Antonio Saca, imprisoned for embezzling US$301 million during his term, is confessing on Friday a bribe in exchange for a lesser sentence. Saca, who was president for the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance party, agreed to a new abbreviated process with the Attorney General’s Office and