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  • Lawyers for ex-cartel boss ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán file appeal

    Lawyers for ex-cartel boss ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán file appeal

    Jury misconduct, isolation from his attorneys cited as grounds   by Mexico News Daily   Lawyers for Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán have filed a second appeal to overturn his conviction and sentence of life plus 30 years handed down last year after he was found guilty of drug trafficking, money laundering, homicide, kidnapping and other

  • Coronavirus stimulus: New unemployment requirements make it tougher for workers to qualify

    Coronavirus stimulus: New unemployment requirements make it tougher for workers to qualify

    by Denitsa Tsekova Shared from Yahoo Finance   The extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits provided under the president’s memorandum comes with new requirements, making it harder for jobless Americans to qualify. One in 5 jobless Texans — or around 350,000 people who currently receive benefits in the state — are ineligible for the $300

  • CDC quietly changes testing guidelines to exclude people with no symptoms

    CDC quietly changes testing guidelines to exclude people with no symptoms

    by Marina Fang New COVID-19 testing guidelines released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that people without symptoms do not need to be tested even if they have been in close contact with someone who tested positive, quietly reversing previous guidance that recommended testing “for all close contacts of confirmed or

  • COVID-19: How to return to school in the midst of the pandemic?

    COVID-19: How to return to school in the midst of the pandemic?

    Experts assure that the most vulnerable students must be cared for before implementing formulas that increase the digital divide. School districts are being forced to reopen without any guidance from the federal government   by Jenny Manrique   In East Orosi, a community of about 200 families in the Central Valley of California, children have

  • MEXICO: Tourists arrested in San Miguel for not wearing face masks

    MEXICO: Tourists arrested in San Miguel for not wearing face masks

    A fine and jail time followed their refusal to don masks   by Mexico News Daily   Two visitors to the city of San Miguel de Allende have been arrested and fined by authorities after refusing requests to wear a protective mask in public. The man and woman — only identified by authorities as “Victor

  • Narco’s testimony to US drug agency links ex-president to cartels

    Narco’s testimony to US drug agency links ex-president to cartels

    Declassified documents show La Barbie was an agent for US authorities while trafficking drugs   by Mexico News Daily   A convicted drug lord provided information to United States authorities between 2008 and 2010 that linked former president Felipe Calderón and members of his government to Mexican drug cartels. Edgar Valdez Villarreal, a United States

  • Why haven’t I gotten my stimulus check? 6 reasons your payment might be a no-show

    Why haven’t I gotten my stimulus check? 6 reasons your payment might be a no-show

    by Andrew Keshner   Nearly 90 million people have received their stimulus payments, the IRS says — here’s why you could still be waiting The IRS started cutting stimulus checks in mid-April, and it’s already gotten money to nearly 90 million people. That’s good news for everyone who’s received the payments and now has $1,200

  • Despite doubts, Mexico to administer hydroxychloroquine to 20,000

    Despite doubts, Mexico to administer hydroxychloroquine to 20,000

    Outpatients will be given low to medium doses for a maximum of seven days   by Mexico News Daily   MEXICO, May 23, 2020 –  The federal Health Ministry will use the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat 20,000 Covid-19 outpatients despite doubts about its efficacy and the risk of it causing an irregular heartbeat and