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Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he has tested positive for COVID-19

    01/24/2021 11:47:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    CBS News ^ | JANUARY 24, 2021
    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild. Mexico's president, who has been criticized for his handling of his country's pandemic, said on his official Twitter account that he is under medical treatment. "I regret to inform you that I am infected with COVID-19," he tweeted. "The symptoms are mild but I am already under medical treatment. As always, I am optimistic. We will all move forward."
  • Mexico has $1 million for ‘Dreamers’ in the U.S.

    01/22/2021 10:48:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KFOR ^ | Jan 22, 2021 | Julian Resendiz
    Consulates partnering with American colleges, non-profits to award scholarships to Mexican students abroadThe Mexican government is partnering with American colleges and non-profits to provide scholarships worth up to $33,000 to young immigrants. The grant is part of a larger program that awarded $2.2 million in scholarships to 2,925 students in the United States, with $1 million coming from the Institute for Mexicans Abroad. The scholarships cater to Mexicans who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, though any who arrived in the United States prior to Nov. 15, 2015 are eligible, the consulate said. TheDream.Us is...
  • Biden Suspends President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Anti-Asylum Fraud Policy, Halts Most Deportations

    01/21/2021 12:12:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    https://bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Published 3 hours ago on Jan 21, 2021 | By Richard Moorhead
    Asylum seekers with dubious claims will be let right on in. President Joe Biden suspended new admissions into the Trump administration’s “Migrant Protection Protocols” through executive order on his first day in office, eroding a critical protection against asylum fraud and illegal immigration enacted by his predecessor. The Migrant Protection Protocols mandated that the overwhelming majority of migrants who present themselves at the southern border and request asylum wait for the full adjudication of their asylum cases in Mexico, as opposed to the United States. The policy, which declined illegal immigrants a quick and easy pathway into the country through...
  • Proclamation on the Termination Of Emergency With Respect To The Southern Border Of The United States And Redirection Of Funds Diverted To Border Wall Construction 

    01/21/2021 11:48:41 AM PST · by BeauBo · 35 replies
    White House (Beijing) ^ | JANUARY 20, 2021 | White House
    I (Biden) have determined that the declaration of a national emergency at our southern border in Proclamation 9844 of February 15, 2019 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border of the United States), was unwarranted. It shall be the policy of my Administration that no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall. I am also directing a careful review of all resources appropriated or redirected to construct a southern border wall... ...pause work on each construction project on the southern border wall, to the extent permitted by law, as soon as possible but in no...
  • Biden to offer legal status to 11 million immigrants, plans to stop border wall construction

    01/20/2021 11:00:21 AM PST · by KingofZion · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 20, 2021 | Andrea Castillo
    Hours ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration, incoming White House officials released more details of the president-elect’s ambitious legislative proposals on immigration reform, including a pathway to U.S. citizenship for an estimated 11 million people and a series of executive actions, among them an immediate stop to construction of fencing along the southern border. The incoming administration described its package as a common-sense approach to modernizing and restoring humanity to the immigration system following four years of President Trump’s systematic crackdown on both legal and illegal immigration. The U.S. Citizenship Act, which officials said will be sent to Capitol Hill on...
  • In Mexico, women take the front lines as vigilantes

    01/19/2021 1:01:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    AP ^ | January 15, 2021 | Armando Solis
    In the birthplace of Mexico’s vigilante “self-defense” movement, a new group has emerged entirely made up of women, who carry assault rifles and post roadblocks to fend off what they say is a bloody incursion into the state of Michoacán by the violent Jalisco cartel. Some of the four dozen women warriors are pregnant; some carry their small children to the barricades with them. The rural area is traversed by dirt roads, through which they fear Jalisco gunmen could penetrate at a time when the homicide rate in Michoacán has spiked to levels not seen since 2013. Many of the...
  • New Migrant Caravan Forming in Honduras. Expect Many More. Joe Biden’s campaign rhetoric promised a “more humane” immigration policy and expanded the number of those able to claim refugee status.

    01/16/2021 4:58:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/15/2021 | Rick Moran
    Hundreds of Central Americans — many with families in tow — have begun the journey to the U.S. border hoping the new president will allow them to claim refugee status and enter the United States.They will likely be stopped in Mexico thanks to coronavirus restrictions, but the incoming Biden administration is worried that this is only the beginning. Joe Biden’s campaign rhetoric promised a “more humane” immigration policy and expanded the number of those able to claim refugee status. This will inevitably lead to a massive influx of those seeking asylum at the border.Reuters:On Thursday, Guatemala cited the pandemic in...
  • Mexican President Compares Social Media Censorship to Spanish Inquisition, Calls for Global Action

    01/16/2021 10:25:44 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 44 replies
    CBN ^ | Jan 2021 | AP
    “I can tell you that at the first G20 meeting we have, I am going to make a proposal on this issue,” López Obrador said. “Yes, social media should not be used to incite violence and all that, but this cannot be used as a pretext to suspend freedom of expression.” “How can a company act as if it was all powerful, omnipotent, as a sort of Spanish Inquisition on what is expressed?” he asked. Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Mexico is starting to build an international campaign around the issue. “Given that Mexico, through our president, has spoken...
  • How much of President Trump's 450-mile border wall is actually a new barrier?

    01/15/2021 10:37:11 AM PST · by BeauBo · 34 replies
    KHOU 11 (Houston, Tx) ^ | January 13, 2021 | Melissa Correa
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It released its latest Border Wall Status report on Jan. 8. According to CBP, the U.S. has 771 miles of barriers along the southwest border. Under the Trump Administration and since January 2017, a total of 453 miles have been worked on... 373 miles worth of construction has been completed in place of dilapidated and or outdated designs. 80 miles worth of border wall construction happened in locations where no barriers previously existed.
  • Mexican President Promises To Lead International Coalition Against Big Tech Censorship, Compares To ‘Spanish Inquisition’

    01/14/2021 9:43:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National File ^ | 01/15/2021 | Tom Pappert
    President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the President of Mexico, plans to form a coalition with other national leaders to fight back against big tech censorship after the platform banned President Donald Trump and at least 70,000 of his supporters last week, comparing it to the Spanish Inquisition, a report from the Associated Press reveals.“I can tell you that at the first G20 meeting we have, I am going to make a proposal on this issue,” López Obrador told the AP. “Yes, social media should not be used to incite violence and all that, but this cannot be used as a...
  • World Leaders Denounce Big Tech Censorship of President Donald Trump

    01/12/2021 7:52:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 12, 2021 | Victoria Kelly-Clark
    Political elites worldwide have criticized big tech companies for banning President Donald Trump from their social media platforms. At present, the president has been banned from Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, Reddit, and Instagram. Twitter permanently removed Trump’s account, saying that his recent posts were in violation of the “Glorification of Violence Policy.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Twitter’s ban on Trump “problematic,” and said that freedom of opinion is an essential right of “elementary significance,” her spokesperson, Steffen Siebert, said on Jan 11. “This fundamental right can be intervened in, but according to the law and within the framework defined...
  • Mexican president slams Twitter and Facebook for blocking Trump

    01/10/2021 10:53:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 9, 2021 | Haley Victor Smith
    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that Twitter and Facebook made the wrong decision in blocking President Trump from their platforms. Lopez Obrador said the move provided a hindrance to freedom of speech in a press briefing on Friday. "How can you censor someone? Let’s see, I, as the judge of the Holy Inquisition, will punish you because I think what you’re saying is harmful?" he remarked. "Where is the law, where is the regulation, what are the norms? This is an issue of government. This is not an issue for private companies." In a statement later in the...
  • #GaysOverCovid: Maskless Parties Lead to Rift Within LGBTQ Community

    01/09/2021 9:40:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Msn ^ | 1/9/2022 | David Douglas and Caroline Radnofsky and Dan Avery and Kalhan Rosenblatt and Brooke Sopelsa
    Long before the final countdown to the new year, the party was raging in the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta."Ring in the New Year at White Party Puerto Vallarta: UNITY where restaurants, gyms, bars and clubs are open and ready to welcome you to the ultimate New Years weekend getaway!!!" read the online invitation for American party promoter Jeffrey Sanker's annual New Year's Eve circuit party, a large all-night dance event for gay men. Local officials were putting pressure on Sanker as the party neared, according to the Los Angeles Blade. Puerto Vallarta hospitals were at or near 100...
  • Mexican President AMLO Condemns Twitter, Facebook for Censoring Donald Trump

    01/09/2021 3:33:21 PM PST · by BillyBoy · 41 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Jan 9, 2021 | Alana Mastrangelo
    <p>Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador condemned the social media Masters of the Universe for censoring the accounts of President Donald Trump.</p><p>López Obrador shared these sentiments on Thursday, after Mark Zuckerberg blacklisted President Trump from the Facebook and Instagram platforms “indefinitely,” following the events on Capitol Hill the day prior.</p>
  • Yuma Sector’s more than 107 miles of new border wall complete

    01/08/2021 6:05:26 AM PST · by BeauBo · 21 replies
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection ^ | 5 Jan 2021 | U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    The hubbub of semi-trucks, bulldozers, excavators and the like hauling, trenching and moving their way across the southwest border came to an end last month as the last panel of the more than 107-mile wall that spans Yuma Sector’s area of operation was erected. Final Panel The last panel of the Yuma Sector's more than 107-mile area-of-operations ​​​​​​was installed recently. Although there are still some remaining security measures to be put in place, such as adding gates, lighting, cameras and a ground detection system, the last panel of fencing was placed on December 21, putting an end to a year-and-a-half-long...
  • Mexican doctor hospitalized after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

    01/03/2021 1:19:30 AM PST · by RandFan · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 2nd | By Noe Torres
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said they are studying the case of a 32-year-old female doctor who was hospitalized after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The doctor, whose name has not been released, was admitted to the intensive care unit of a public hospital in the northern state of Nuevo Leon after she experienced seizures, difficulty breathing and a skin rash. “The initial diagnosis is encephalomyelitis,” the Health Ministry said in a statement released on Friday night. Encephalomyelitis is an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
  • Federal Court Rules Trump Can Bar Uninsured Immigrants From Entering United States

    01/02/2021 8:30:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 2, 2021 | Tom Ozimek
    A federal appeals court in California on Thursday ruled to lift a ban on President Donald Trump’s proclamation that blocks immigrants from entering the United States if they lack health insurance or the means to pay for hospital bills. In a Dec. 31 opinion (pdf), the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said that Trump acted within his authority when, in October 2019, he signed the Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System. The ruling reverses a federal court decision to block the implementation of the president’s...
  • Tecate, California Border Wall Completed

    01/02/2021 5:29:08 PM PST · by BeauBo · 23 replies
    @USBPChiefSDC (Twitter) ^ | Dec 30, 2020 | Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke
    In May of 2020, 14.8 miles of Border Wall project began in the east county of SanDiego. Today the final panel was installed near Tecate.
  • Canada Offers to Take Illegal Aliens from the U.S.

    12/30/2020 10:07:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/2020 | Neil Munro
    Canada’s immigration minister is trying to accept U.S.-based illegal migrants who are going to be sent back to their home countries, according to the Washington Post. The minister is now offering Canadian residency to several migrants in U.S. detention centers who face deportation, according to a pro-migration report in the newspaper.
  • 450 Miles Of Border Wall To Be Finished By End Of Year

    12/30/2020 9:46:01 AM PST · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    WLTZ (CNN) ^ | December 30, 2020 | Nami Dockery
    The Trump administration says it’s on track to build 450-miles of its border wall by the end of the year. That’s the goal that the White House set last year. The Customs and Border Protection now says that 446-miles have been completed as of Monday (28 December 2020).