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Frida Sofía assures that Alejandra Guzmán’s father abused her: “He was a very disgusting man.”

Frida Sofía has launched accusations against her family, especially against her mother, singer Alejandra Guzmán, but also directed against her grandfather, actor and singer Enrique Guzmán. Frida Sofía declared in a television interview that her grandfather unduly touched her private parts when she was only...

Cross-Border Investigation: Tracking the Covid-19 Money

Q REPORTS - Central American governments allocated millions of dollars to attend the pandemic. In what and to whom did the money go? This is the question asked by various media in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico in coordination with the Centro Latinoamericano de...

Mexicans Are Pouring Back Into U.S. After Leaving Years Earlier

(BLOOMBERG) Swelling numbers of Mexicans are heading north across the border, propelled by a deep economic crash and drawn by promises of a stimulus-fueled resurgence in the U.S. Since the middle of last year, the number of monthly apprehensions at the southern border of working-age...

After a century of plunder, US imperialism turns away Central American refugees

Q REPORTS (WSWS.ORG) An unprecedented human exodus is underway across the Americas, as 2 million people—nearly a 10th of the population of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala—are expected to flee to the United States in the coming months. The US government has responded by closing...

Mexico: Congress passes marijuana legalization bill

Q24N - Mexico's Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday passed legislation that would legalize marijuana for recreational, medical, and scientific uses. The bill would make Mexico one of the largest markets for the legal marijuana industry, along with Canada and Uruguay. The bill was passed with...

Latin America Sees Rise in Vaccine-related Crimes

InSightcrime.org - As Latin American countries struggle to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination, crimes related to the illegal purchase of vaccines, including the sale of pilfered or fake doses, have surged, along with online scams. Mexico’s health agency has already warned citizens about vaccines being sold...

Travel restrictions in key markets for Costa Rica delay tourism reactivation

QCOSTARICA - The restrictions for travelers imposed by the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, six of the main sources of tourists by air to Costa Rica, are part of the obstacles that delay the reactivation of international tourism. Despite this,...

“La Chilindrina” at 70 in a bikini shocked the social networks

Q MAGAZINE - Actress María Antonieta de las Nieves, better known as “La Chilindrina” for her iconic participation in El Chavo del 8, surprised all her followers by appearing in a sensual bikini, at age 70. The famous Mexican was seen in a black bikini...

Border runs in times of Covid

Q EXPAT FOCUS - March 2 is quickly approaching and many non-resident expats are looking at ways to be able to continue to live in Costa Rica without running afoul of immigration, the DGME. More, they will lose their driving privileges come March 3. Foreigners who...

Costa Rica won’t be joining the Pacific Alliance

HQ - Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado ruled out to restart the inclusion of Costa Rica in the Pacific Alliance for the rest of his term, which will conclude in May 2022. 'I've kept my promise, because I believe that Costa Rica should not advance...

Loan Sharks Circle as Latin America Reels From Pandemic

Insightcrime.org - As workers across Latin America struggle to stay afloat amid economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, loan sharks offering abusive interest rates have cornered the market, forcing workers seeking financial assistance into untenable cycles of debt. On January 13, authorities arrested members...

‘Please, Wait’: Biden Administration Pleads to Be Patient, as Migrant Camp on US-Mexico Border Grows

Q REPORTS - US President Joe Biden’s senior aide Roberta Jacobson said on Friday, January 29, that the administration is working on a system to process the migrants who are waiting in Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program. "We're reviewing now how we...

Drug Trafficking, Politics and Power: The Age of Drug Lords

How a new generation of global drug lords emerged at the end of the 1970s, in want of both money and power,  changed the face of politics as their influence and control expanded. Drug lords, wealth and power – episode two of this three-part series...

Mexico President announced that he has coronavirus

Q24N - The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, reported on his Twitter account that he tested positive for COVID-19. AMLO said that he is already under medical treatment and at the moment he only has mild symptoms. He added that the Secretary (Minister)...

The US, Mexico and Guatemala agree to prevent the passage of migrant caravans

Q24N (Guatemala city) The governments of the United States, Mexico and Guatemala agreed on Friday to prohibit the passage of migrant caravans through their territory due to the pandemic, days after one from Honduras was forcibly dissolved at the Guatemala border with Honduras. "Regarding any...

How bribes from foreign companies work in Mexico

Q24N (EL UNIVERSAL) - The Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO) mentions that corruption is a phenomenon that does not respect borders. Since 1999, Mexico has acquired international commitments focused on investigating and sanctioning international bribery. However, it has not imposed a single penalty for...

Mexico received a request for the sanitary registration of the vaccine from BioNtech / Pfizer

Q24N - The alliance of Germany's BioTech, which developed the vaccine against COVID-19, and the Pfizer consortium have delivered documents to the Commission for the Protection of Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) of the Mexican Government for the sanitary registration of the vaccine. "BioNtech / Pfizer has...

Mexico vows ‘cleanup’ after ex-defense chief arrested in US

Q24N - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that he would not tolerate members of his government that may be linked to former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos, who was arrested in Los Angeles the day before. "It is very regrettable that a defense...

Indigenous Mexicans turn inward to survive COVID-19, barricading villages and growing their own food

Zapotec farmers return from their ‘milpa,’ the garden plots that provide much of the communities’ food, in Oaxaca, Mexico. Jeffrey H. Cohen, CC BY-SA While the coronavirus hammers Mexico, some Indigenous communities in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca are finding creative ways to cope. Oaxaca, one...

Latin America current epidemic battleground

Latin America is becoming the epicenter battleground for the Covid-19 pandemic, with sharply rising numbers of infections and deaths. Yet scant testing services in many areas mask the true extent of the crisis. Brazil has 2.6 million Covid-19 infections which have resulted in more than...

Covid-19 spike pushes Mexico to sixth place in infections

(Q24N) The cases of Covid-19 keep rising and rising in Mexico. Friday, July 31, set the single-day record so far, with 8,458 new cases. Fatalities have now overtaken the United Kingdom. Mexico has recorded 439,036 cases and 47,746 fatalities (Aug 3) in the five months...

(Photos) Coronavirus overwhelms cemetery in Mexico

Mexico is one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus. The death rate in the city of Neyahualcoyotl has left the municipal cemetery struggling. Photographer Jonathan Alpeyrie documented the desperate scenes. No space for the dead At the municipal cemetery in the city of Nezahualcoyotl,...

Sinaloa Cartel ring leader in Costa Rica is sentenced to 12 years in prison

Antonio León Rojas, a Mexican national and member of the Sinaloa Cartel, was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Costa Rica, where he was accused of possessing, transporting, and commercializing (trafficking) cocaine. Authorities said he operated cocaine trafficking from Colombia to Mexico through Costa...

Food banks are a lifeline for Mexico’s needy, and never more than during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Every Friday, early in the morning, Arsenia Cortes packs two huge nylon bags in her worn backpack and sets off on her journey. It takes the 47-year-old Mexican a full hour from her village of Amozoc to the provincial capital Puebla, and she has...

Militarized Mexico is Starting to Look Like Venezuela

(Panampost.com) On Friday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed an agreement that “extraordinarily” hands over the country’s public security tasks to the Armed Forces. It is the militarization of the State, de facto and de jure: while the López Obrador government has assigned public...

Mexican factories risk workers’ lives

Workers at factories in Tijuana manufacturing for Hyundai, Roger's, Carso, Safran, Hisense and Ontex have all staged protests in recent days, according to journalist Alfredo Alvarez. Luis Hernandez, who heads the Manufacturing and Export Industry Association (Index) in the Mexican state of Baja California, said...

Mexico drug cartels turn charities in coronavirus pandemic

Alejandrina Guzman, the daughter of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, has distributed boxes with groceries to elderly and impoverished people who lack food during the coronavirus pandemic while her father sits behind bars in the United States. Media in Mexico have labeled...

Mexico Stops Brewing Corona Beer

Mexico's Grupo Modelo said last week it will temporarily stop brewing Corona beer and other brands exported to 180 countries after its business activities were declared non-essential under a government order aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. The Mexican government this week declared...

Why does Panama have many more cases of coronavirus than Costa Rica?

Panama registered its first case of the new coronavirus three days after Costa Rica, on March 9, but as of Friday, April 3, the neighboring country has four times more cases and 20 times more deaths. Why so much difference between the two countries? In Costa...

Lighter Side: Why are Mexicans immune to COVID-19?

Despite being neighbor to the country with most people infected by the coronavirus, according to official figures, Mexico is still one of the least affected, even though they are already in stage two. Paola Castillo explains the reasons, "Mexico acted before the other countries, enacting...

“The poor are immune”: why the false version that coronavirus is a disease of the rich circulates in Mexico

The prejudices and social stigmas in the midst of the pandemic have been present in the population of Mexico and unfortunately also in politics and governors, such as Miguel Barbosa, of Puebla, who this Wednesday said that the poor of Mexico did not have...

Mexican superhero Susana Distancia swoops in to promote social distancing

Superman, Batman and now Susana Distancia! Mexico is trying a novel approach to try and get its citizens to listen to coronavirus health advice and it looks like she's caught people's attention. Mexico has invented a superhero cartoon character to remind people to keep apart...

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