Saturday - Jan 23, 2021

Latin Briefs

  • El Chapo says assets should go to Mexico’s indigenous peoples

    El Chapo says assets should go to Mexico’s indigenous peoples

    Former cartel boss says money belongs to Mexico, not US: lawyer   by the El Reportero’s wire services   Convicted drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán wants his money to go to Mexico’s indigenous communities, a lawyer for the former Sinaloa Cartel leader said on Wednesday. José Luis González Meza said that his client told

  • Zacatecas Congress says no to same-sex marriage

    Zacatecas Congress says no to same-sex marriage

    It was a close vote with 13 of the 26 lawmakers voting in favor   by the El Reportero’s wire services The state of Zacatecas voted not to legalize same-sex marriage on Wednesday, when 13 of the 26 deputies voted no, 11 voted in favor and two abstained. The Morena party, which has a small

  • Extortion creates tortilla shortage in Celaya; owners close doors in protest   

    Extortion creates tortilla shortage in Celaya; owners close doors in protest  

    Dozens of tortilla shop owners shut down their businesses on Saturday and have remained closed   by the El Reportero’s wire services   Organized crime has left several neighborhoods in Celaya, Guanajuato, without tortillas for the last four days. Dozens of tortilla makers in the southwest of the city shut down their businesses on Saturday

  • International partnership supports training of English teachers in Baja California, Mexico

    International partnership supports training of English teachers in Baja California, Mexico

    The goal is to graduate 85,000 students with a high level of ability in English   by the El Reportero’s wire services   Educational institutions in the United States have partnered with the state of Baja California in a project whose goal is to raise the standard of English-language education. The Inter-American Partnership for Education (IAPE)

  • El Chapo’s mother appeals to Trump for US visa

    El Chapo’s mother appeals to Trump for US visa

    Joaquín Guzmán will likely be sentenced next week to life in prison by the El Reportero’s wire services Reports that United States authorities issued a visa last month to the mother of convicted drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán appear to have been incorrect. Yesterday, a lawyer for Guzmán said Consuelo Loera has sent a letter

  • US Army arrives in Guatemala to stop migration to Mexico

    US Army arrives in Guatemala to stop migration to Mexico

    by the El Reportero wire services Despite the fact that the United States and Guatemala signed an agreement to stop migration, President Donald Trump requested the invasion of US military troops. The Minister of Defense of Guatemala, Luis Miguel Ralda, indicated that the US military troops are already working with the department of Huehuetenango to

  • Los Angeles has most to lose in Census undercount, study finds

    Los Angeles has most to lose in Census undercount, study finds

    For first time, state could lose a congressional seat and electoral college vote by Mark Hedin Ethnic Media Services California is welcoming newcomers every day, but some regions are growing fast enough to take political power away from slower-growing ones. In today’s California, the most-populous county, Los Angeles, with more than 10 million people, is

  • Paraguayan demonstrators demand electoral reforms

    Paraguayan demonstrators demand electoral reforms

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Summoned by political and social organizations, hundreds of demonstrators gathered this Thursday in the Main Square of the Paraguayan capital to support a package of reforms to the electoral system under debate in the Senate. The concentration takes place at a time when the legislative body is analyzing three

  • Expresident of Perú Alan García commits suicide when he was about to be arrested

    Expresident of Perú Alan García commits suicide when he was about to be arrested

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Peruvian President Alan García died Wednesday after shooting himself in the head when he was about to be arrested on corruption charges. Garcia, 69, underwent emergency surgery at the José Casimiro Ullóa Hospital in Lima, officials from the Health Ministry reported. A doctor who was interviewed at the hospital