Wednesday - Jul 17, 2019

Mexico and the U.S. reach agreements for orderly repatriation

by the El Reportero’s wire services

The Foreign Ministry of Mexico called historic the negotiation that led to agreements with the U.S. for ‘’decent, safe and orderly repatriation of Mexican nationals’’ it was known here today.
Both sides finished in El Paso, Texas, the review process and signing of the Local Arrangements of Repatriation at the border to ensure the safety and proper reception of the returned Mexicans.
As a result of historical trading, for the first time the agreements include a commitment to carry out the repatriations at certain times (primarily diurnal) and to limit the repatriations to 12 points (11 of them borderly and Mexico City for the flights of the Repatriation Program to the Interior) where there is infrastructure and assistance programs for people who return.
So it says a statement from the Foreign Ministry releasing the analysis of initiatives to improve care for unaccompanied children and teenagers arrested in their attempt to enter the United States.
Both countries agreed to increase to three the weekly flights of the Mexican Interior Repatriation Program (MIRP).
The National Migration Institute received 205,417 repatriations of Mexican people from the United States and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its consular network, attended 180,908 cases of protection and assistance, the statement adds.

Nobel Peace prizes visit political prisoners in Guatemala
Nobel Peace Prizes Rigoberta Menchú (1992) and Jody Williams (1997) visited five Guatemalan community leaders, who remain in prison after a year for defending their communities’s rights in the country.
During their visit to the Detention Centre in Zone 18 in the capital, the Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI) learned details of the delays of the process of securing justice in favor of Rigoberto Juárez, Domingo Baltazar, Arturo Pablo, Francisco Juan and Adalberto Villatoro.
Each conscious prisoner offered details about their fights against the installation of hydro projects in the territories of Santa Eulalia and Santa Cruz Barillas, in the western department of Huehuetenango, as well as their experiences in prison.
This visit encourages us to keep fighting, along with the Nobel Women’s Initiative, it helps us make more contributions and provides us with inputs to do our bit for their release, she added.

Pemex’’s debt is unsustainable; its revenues drop  
The debt accumulated today by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex, in Spanish) is no longer sustainable, recognized its director, José Antonio González, while the company’’s revenues continue to decline.
González said that despite the debit Pemex has a long-term viability.
It has a large inventory of total reserves, low production cost and the recognized ability and talent of its technicians, said the executive.
However, indicators of the oil company after the first month of the year brought bad news.
The revenues from oil exports dropped by 50 percent a year, due to a fall of 34 percent of oil prices in January.
On that date, Pemex entered just 815 million dollars, compared with the 1,630 million recorded in the same month of 2015.
It was also specified that the volume of oil exports fell 11 percent year to January 2016, totaling 1.12 million barrels per day, compared with the 1.26 reported in the same month of 2015.
By contrast, Pemex increased its imports of natural gas in 47.2 percent per year.
The decision of the government led by President Enrique Peña Nieto to liberalize the imports of gasoline and diesel from next April, represents another blow to this company of the Mexican state.