Mars could have supported life: NASA

The best evidence that life once existed on Mars has been revealed in 3-billion-year old organic matter in rocks and cyclical emissions of methane from the planet’s surface, NASA scientists disclosed on More »

DPRK-U.S. Summit in Singapore: Full joint statement

Following the DPRK-U.S. Summit in Singapore on June 12, the leaders of the two countries released the following joint statement: “President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman More »

Yemen government forces advance on strategic town of Hodeida

Hodeida has been a point of contention in Yemen’s war since Saudi Arabia and its allies started a bombing campaign. Yemeni government forces are only around 20 kilometres from Hodeida as they More »

Colombia’s 2nd election round between leftist and conservative

by Mathew Di Salvo Colombia’s left and right will compete for the presidency in June after hard-line conservative Ivan Duque and ex-guerrilla Gustavo Petro scooped up most of the votes in the More »

No conclusive evidence Russia behind MH17 downing: Malaysia transport minister

There is no conclusive evidence to confirm that Russia was responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Malaysian transport minister Anthony Loke said on Wednesday (May 30). Investigators probing the More »

 

Mexico | 156 Healthcare Workers in the Region of Palenque, Chiapas (Mexico), Reinstated in Their Jobs

By Russell Aguilar Brindis and Misael Palma

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Chiapas, Mexico — On December 20, 2016, the officials of the Ministry of Health in the southeastern state of Chiapas announced that 156 striking healthcare workers in the region of Palenque, who had been fired for protesting against the privatization-destruction of Mexico’s public healthcare system, would be immediately reinstated in their jobs, with full back pay.

Mexico | Over 1,600 people arrested for looting during gas hike protests in Mexico

Over 1,600 people have been arrested for looting across Mexico over the past week, during protests against the sharp rise in gasoline prices, the Interior Ministry announced Tuesday.

In an interview with Mexican TV station, Televisa, the Under-Secretary of the Interior, Rene Juarez, said that around 480 commercial centers had been sacked during acts of vandalism since Jan. 3, especially in the center, east and southeast of the country.

Mexico | Frustrated Classmates of Mexico’s Ayotzinapa 43 Attack Military Base

The protest comes as more evidence surfaces pointing to the involvement of Mexican soldiers in the disappearance of the 43 students.

Classmates of the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students attacked a military base in Chilpancingo Wednesday, the capital of Mexico’s violence-ridden Guerrero state, amid frustrations over the failure of authorities to get to the bottom of the case more than two years after the students went missing.

Mexico | The Guardian journalist fears for his life, after exposing government corruption

A Guardian correspondent in Mexico who exposed an instance of apparent government corruption recently received death threats – presumably from regime loyalists. This is unfortunately nothing new, as Mexican journalists live in one of the world’s most hostile work environments. It is, however, yet another sign that the situation is currently going from bad to worse.

Mexico | Un G-2 de EU y Rusia vs. China quiere CFR

Alfredo Jalife-Rahme

Es saludable que empiecen a bajar de tono volcánico los cañones sueltos de Estados Unidos, como el desorbitado marine, general Joseph Dunford, extrañamente próximo jefe de la fuerzas armadas conjuntas, quien afirmó que Rusia encarna la máxima amenaza a la seguridad nacional de EU (http://goo.gl/b12L2X), lo cual valió las intensas protestas rusas y la expedita desacreditación de la Casa Blanca y el Departamento de Estado.

Michael Mazar –prominente politólogo de la Rand y colaborador de Hoover Institution (http://goo.gl/5t6TtL)– alerta sobre el nuevo y peligroso (sic) periodo de rivalidad de armas nucleares entre Estados Unidos y Rusia en la fase de transición de la bipolaridad a la multipolaridad (http://goo.gl/Iy0ZpV).

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