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04 May 2015 description
report UN News Service

01 de mayo, 2015 — Un grupo de expertos en derechos humanos de Naciones Unidas aplaudió la reforma a la constitución mexicana que fue aprobada ayer por el Senado mexicano y que le permitirá expedir leyes generales en materia de desaparición forzada, tortura y otras penas crueles, inhumanas o degradantes.

02 May 2015 description
report IRIN

By Philippa Garson

NEW YORK, 2 May 2015 (IRIN) - An aggressive strategy by the United States to deter thousands of people fleeing violence in Mexico and Central America includes keeping women and children in detention for months while they await asylum hearings.

Following a peak in arrivals last year of children and families, mostly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, President Barack Obama’s administration was under pressure to introduce tough measures to stem the flow.

29 Apr 2015 description

Global Highlights

  • In Q1-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell a further 13 percent year-on-year. It is now 5 percent lower than in Q4-2014.

  • Real prices of wheat have fallen by 10 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 20 percent lower than in Q1-2014 and at their lowest levels since mid-2010, thanks to large supplies, favourable production forecasts and strong export competition.

28 Apr 2015 description

ILO: More than half of the global rural population excluded from health care

ILO report shows huge differences in health care access between rural and urban areas worldwide.

GENEVA (ILO News) – A new ILO report shows that 56 per cent of people living in rural areas worldwide do not have access to essential health-care services – more than double the figure in urban areas, where 22 per cent are not covered.

24 Apr 2015 description

Mexico - IOM and the Chiapas authorities have opened an Assistance Office for Migrants and Refugees in the Chiapas municipality of Suchiate that will provide assistance to vulnerable migrants and refugees.

The initiative is backed by IOM, through its Regional Programme for Mesoamerica, the local government of Suchiate and the Secretariat for Development of the Southern Border and Liaison for International Cooperation (SPDFSyECI by its Spanish acronym).

24 Apr 2015 description

WASHINGTON—The Central American Minors (CAM) program, a new initiative of the U.S. government which allows children in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to apply for asylum and humanitarian parole in the United States from their home countries, is a tool that helps save children’s lives, said a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) representative, April 23.

22 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

Over the last decade Latin America and the Caribbean region has achieved important progress towards the World Bank Group's goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting income growth of the bottom 40 percent, propelled by remarkable economic growth and falling income inequality. Despite this impressive performance, social progress has not been uniform over this period, and certain countries, subregions and even socioeconomic groups participated less in the growth process.

17 Apr 2015 description

La primera dama, Rosa María Leal de Pérez, continúo sus gestiones en Estados Unidos en favor de la niñez migrante centroamericana no acompañada, al visitar un albergue en Washington establecido por autoridades de ese país. La esposa del presidente de Guatemala acudió este jueves a un albergue en la capital estadounidense, donde conoció de cerca las condiciones en que viven los menores retenidos.

16 Apr 2015 description

Acapulco, Mexico | AFP | Wednesday 4/15/2015 - 23:43 GMT

Authorities in Mexico's Pacific resort of Acapulco are fumigating streets and homes to combat an outbreak of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, but some crime-weary residents refuse to open their doors.

The state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located, has reported more than half of the chikungunya cases found in Mexico this month, according to the health ministry.

15 Apr 2015 description

Numbers are down, but record arrivals continue. And Mexico’s crackdown is cause for concern

By Adam Isacson

In March, U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 3,138 unaccompanied children on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico. Of that number, 1,070 kids were Mexican citizens. 579 were from El Salvador, 1,084 were from Guatemala, and 368 were from Honduras.

14 Apr 2015 description
report Caritas

The poverty and inequality affecting Mexico doesn’t bypass the tourist resort of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. Hidden beneath the grandeur of its magnificent landscapes and luxury hotels, these two social ills can go unnoticed by visitors and even by many of its residents.

Hurricane Odile, which battered the area in September 2014, revealed that this tourist paradise also lives off exploitation of people. Poverty was there, but amidst so much natural beauty, luxury and artefacts, we couldn’t see it.

13 Apr 2015 description

Geneva, 13 April 2015 – As international policy is discussed at the World Water Forum being held in Korea, Giorgio Armani and Green Cross International are pursuing their fifth successive year of partnership in support of communities living in water poverty.

In 2015 they will sponsor new developments in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, China, Bolivia, Mexico – and for the first time – Argentina.

These will join some 80 communities around the world already benefiting from clean water thanks to existing Acqua for Life projects.

08 Apr 2015 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Noticieros Televisa

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, México, abr. 7, 2015.- La Secretaría de Gobernación publica este martes la declaratoria de emergencia que se emitió para 18 municipios del estado de Veracruz que se vieron afectados por las intensas lluvias.

Entre el 25 y 27 de marzo pasados, Cordoba resultó severamente afectado por una intensa granizada y Atzalan por inundación fluvial y pluvial.

06 Apr 2015 description

Mexico - Una nueva campaña de información de México dirigida a migrantes en tránsito se propone reducir los riesgos que los migrantes enfrentan en su trayecto hacia la frontera norte.

La OIM de México, a través del Programa Conjunto de Migrantes en Tránsito, la Unidad de Política Migratoria de la Secretaría de Gobernación de México (UPM de la SEGOB) y el Consejo Nacional para Prevenir la Discriminación (CONAPRED) lanzaron la campaña nacional de información con el slogan “Te acompañamos” para ofrecer protección y empoderar a los migrantes en tránsito por México.

02 Apr 2015 description
report Redhum

México, 02 de Abril 2015
Fuente: Informador - MX

La Secretaría de Gobernación publicó este miércoles la declaratoria de emergencia para ocho municipios del estado de Veracruz, afectados por la lluvia intensa que se registró del 21 al 23 de marzo pasados.

A solicitud del gobernador de la entidad, Javier Duarte de Ochoa los ayuntamientos que recibirán recursos del Fondo para la Atención de Emergencias (FONDEN) de la Secretaría de Gobernación son: Colipa, Ixtaczoquitlán, Juchique de Ferrer, Misantla, Tenochtitlán, Tlilapan, Vega de Alatorre y Yecuatla.