Thursday - Apr 22, 2021

Latin Briefs

  • 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

  • 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