Tuesday - Jul 16, 2019
  • A passion for life inspires Mexico’s Day of the Dead


    ­by Mary J. Andrade

    In Mexico once a year, the living and the dead get to converse. Inspired by the belief that death is a transition from one life to another, during the last days of October and the first days of November they chat.

    The occasion: the country’s Day of the Dead celebration.

  • 29 years healing the Mission

    by Marvin J. Ramírez Happy Anniversary Mission Council L-R: Carmen Valladares and Irma Pérez from the Probation Department; Jim Stillwell, Community Behavioral Health Services; and Leonard Chávez, director of Mission Council. (photo by Marvin J. Ramírez) Like every year, the Mission Council took a break from counseling in drinking and drug abuse to celebrate one

  • Pérez Molina edges ahead in Guatemala


    by the El Reportero news services

    An opinion poll, published on 11 Oct., and the resignation of Alvaro Colom’s chief strategist, point to a win for the right wing candidate, Otto Pérez Molina, in the decisive second round of the presidential elections on 4 November.

    The resignation of José Carlos Marroquín, Colom’s chief strategist, is the more important event. The manner of his resignation was odd: in an impromptu press conference Marroquín declared that he was “fighting against those who had brought Guatemala to its knees.”

  • Labor, immigrant and civil rights advocates hail premilinary injunction against “No match”


    by Alex Meneses Miyashita

    A federal Judge blocked Oct. 10 implementation of a federal rule targeting undocumented workers, a decision hailed by labor, immigrant and civil rights groups who claim the regulation world affect all workers.

    The Department of Homeland Security rule would have required employers receiving so-called “No Match” letters from­the Social Security Administration to notify employees with erroneous numbers to fix the discrepancy within 90 days or else have them fired.

  • Boxing

    Thursday, October 11 – at Tokyo

    • 12 rounds WBC flyweight title: Daisuke Naito (31-2-2, 20 KOs) vs. Daiki Kameda (10-0, 7 KOs).

    Friday, October 12 – at Lincoln, Rhode Island

    • 10 rounds, heavyweights: Joe Mesi (35-0, 28 KOs) vs. Shannon Miller (15-3, 9 KOs).

    Saturday, October 13 – at Moscow