© Photo: Blak StoneHundreds of People From Migrant Caravan Breach US-Mexican Border - ReportsThe number represents a drop of more than 2,000 troops from the figure the Pentagon reported last week. On December 11, Manning told reporters there were about 5,200 US troops on the southern border, a 7,000-person reduction from the 5,900 that were stationed there in November. On November 30, Defense Secretary James Mattis approved the Department of Homeland Security's request to extend the deployment of troops currently stationed along the US-Mexico border through the end of January. The original request was set to expire on December 15. The active duty military personnel were deployed to the US southwest border in October to assist the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon the arrival of migrant caravans from Central America. READ MORE: Migrant Caravan Suffering Mass Outbreaks … [Read more...] about Pentagon Reduces Troop Levels at US-Mexico Border to 3,150
DONALD Trump has vowed to shut down the US government if he doesn't get a border wall - but will he do it? Here we reveal what he said, what the wall will look like, and how much it'll cost. Will Donald Trump shut down the US Government over the Mexico border wall Last week Trump vowed to shut down the government over the wall in a fiery Oval Office meeting with Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. He promised he would allow a partial shutdown of the federal government if Congress does not provide $5 billion to build the wall. Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller has called it a "fundamental issue." When asked if the administration was willing to allow parts of the government to cease operation at midnight on Friday, December 22 if the wall is not funded, Miller answered: "If it comes to it, absolutely." How much will the wall cost? The US Department of Homeland Security estimates the wall will cost £17billion, according to a leaked report. However some … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump shutdown the US Government over the Mexico border wall?
The Qatar Petroleum (QP) state-owned company reached an agreement with Italy’s Eni oil and gas company to buy 35 percent of the project, which includes three offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico, Qatari Energy Minister and QP CEO Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said, Trend reports citing Sputnik. "We are pleased to sign an agreement to acquire a 35-percent stake with a major player in the energy market, such as Eni, to participate in the development and production of three oil fields in Mexico. It will be another step in expanding the international reach of QP and its presence in Mexico," Al-Kaabi said on Sunday. The agreement provides for participation in oil production in the fields of Amoca, Mizton and Tecoalli, situated in the Bay of Campeche in the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico. Al-Kaabi said that oil production in the Bay of Campeche was expected to start in mid-2019. The Qatar Petroleum expected that by 2021, together with Eni they would be able to produce up to 90,000 … [Read more...] about Qatar Petroleum buys 35% in three offshore oil fields in Mexico from Italy’s Eni
I am not a film critic. I don’t pretend to understand the intricacies of how the prodigal director Alfonso Cuarón made such a visually outstanding film in his latest work, Roma, nor do I intend to comment on the incredible performance by Yalitza Aparicio or Marina de Tavira. But after seeing the film in Mexico on Wednesday evening, I felt a visceral need to share my thoughts on the heroine of the story and my own experience with domestic workers in Mexico and Latin America – the hidden heroines of many upper-middle class and upper-class families in this part of the world. The film is a reflection of Cuarón’s childhood memories of a family in crisis, Mexico in crisis and a brief glimpse into the life of his Mixtec-speaking nanny and family maid, who in the film is named “Cleo”. I have met many Cleos in my four years living in Mexico and my two decades living in and traveling throughout Latin America. My stepmother is Colombian and at the age of … [Read more...] about ‘Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ is an expose on the horrors of Mexico’s caste system’
Mexico’s new leftist government on Saturday avoided major surprises in its closely watched first budget, sticking to fiscal promises made to investors who have been jittery about plans for Latin America’s No. 2 economy, Trend reports citing Reuters. The 2019 budget plan reflected “the absolute commitment to fiscal and financial discipline,” Finance Minister Carlos Urzua told reporters after presenting it to Congress. Still, Urzua forecast a jump in both government revenues and spending in real terms, presenting numbers that will be pored over by bondholders keen to ensure the projections in the document are credible. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s ambitious plans for developing Mexico require cheap credit, and his team has sought to court wary international investors. However, in a sign of investor anxiety, debt yields have spiked since late October after he used a straw poll to justify scrapping a partly built $13 billion airport. Urzua said the … [Read more...] about Mexico’s new government sees income, spending jump in first budget