2020-09-24: News Headlines

Chuck Collins (2020-09-24). FinCen Files Shine Spotlight on Suspicious Bank Transfers. counterpunch.org On September 20th, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) —the reporters who brought us the "Panama Papers" and the "Paradise Papers" — released the "FinCEN Files," in collaboration with Buzzfeed News. The FinCEN Files are the result of a U.S. leak of 2,100 "Suspicious Activity Reports" (SARs) —covering over 18,000 transactions — filed by

Kate Doyle (2020-09-24). Justice, Finally, for a War Crime in El Salvador. thenation.com Justice, Finally, for a War Crime in El Salvador…

_____ (2020-09-22). COVID-19: On The Decline In Nicaragua As Its Critics Fall Silent. popularresistance.org No country can yet claim to have defeated Covid-19, but clearly some are having more success than others. Nicaragua is one of these, and could yet be recognized as a world leader. With under 5,000 Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, according to official figures, its infection level is far below that of Panama (105,000), Guatemala (85,000), Honduras (71,000), Costa Rica (63,000) or El Salvador (27,000). Of course, it is certain that Nicaragua's figure, like those of the other countries, undercounts the real incidence of the virus.

Kuehn BM. (2020-09-22). Hand Sanitizer Poisoning and Deaths Reported in 2 States. jamanetwork.com Fifteen people were hospitalized in Arizona and New Mexico after they drank hand sanitizer containing methanol. Four of the patients died and 3 experienced vision loss, according to a report from CDC investigators and state public health officials.

Alan Johnstone (2020-09-22). "Manifest Destiny" and the Mexican-American War. dissidentvoice.org Each year tens of thousands of Irish-Americans proudly celebrate their heritage on St Patrick Day, yet few are aware of the fate of the Irish in the St Patrick's Battalion (el Batallón de San Patricio) who chose to fight under their green flag for Mexico against the aggression of the United States in the Mexican-American …

WSWS (2020-09-22). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Quebec home daycare workers began an unlimited strike Monday while instructors in Zacatecas, Mexico began a strike at the state's 43 Bachelors College campuses on September 17.

Staff (2020-09-22). Climate Anxiety Is Rising in the US — But Not Among Republicans. truthout.org Polling shows that people in the United States are taking climate change more seriously today than they were five years ago, but views on climate change remain sharply divided along partisan lines as the November elections loom. Concern about climate change remains higher in dozens of other countries, particularly in nations such as Mexico, Turkey and Vietnam, where people are more likely to feel personally affected by climate change than those living in the U.S. — despite record temperatures, widespr…

2020-09-23: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-09-22). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Quebec home daycare workers began an unlimited strike Monday while instructors in Zacatecas, Mexico began a strike at the state's 43 Bachelors College campuses on September 17.

Alan Johnstone (2020-09-22). "Manifest Destiny" and the Mexican-American War. dissidentvoice.org Each year tens of thousands of Irish-Americans proudly celebrate their heritage on St Patrick Day, yet few are aware of the fate of the Irish in the St Patrick's Battalion (el Batallón de San Patricio) who chose to fight under their green flag for Mexico against the aggression of the United States in the Mexican-American …

Kuehn BM. (2020-09-22). Hand Sanitizer Poisoning and Deaths Reported in 2 States. jamanetwork.com Fifteen people were hospitalized in Arizona and New Mexico after they drank hand sanitizer containing methanol. Four of the patients died and 3 experienced vision loss, according to a report from CDC investigators and state public health officials.

_____ (2020-09-22). COVID-19: On The Decline In Nicaragua As Its Critics Fall Silent. popularresistance.org No country can yet claim to have defeated Covid-19, but clearly some are having more success than others. Nicaragua is one of these, and could yet be recognized as a world leader. With under 5,000 Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, according to official figures, its infection level is far below that of Panama (105,000), Guatemala (85,000), Honduras (71,000), Costa Rica (63,000) or El Salvador (27,000). Of course, it is certain that Nicaragua's figure, like those of the other countries, undercounts the real incidence of the virus.

Staff (2020-09-22). Climate Anxiety Is Rising in the US — But Not Among Republicans. truthout.org Polling shows that people in the United States are taking climate change more seriously today than they were five years ago, but views on climate change remain sharply divided along partisan lines as the November elections loom. Concern about climate change remains higher in dozens of other countries, particularly in nations such as Mexico, Turkey and Vietnam, where people are more likely to feel personally affected by climate change than those living in the U.S. — despite record temperatures, widespr…

teleSUR, ce (2020-09-20). El Salvador Reopens Airports, Requires PCR Test for Nationals. telesurenglish.net The international airport in San Salvador reopened on Saturday with limited commercial flight operations, and the requirement of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, despite a ruling by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court which said that the entry of Salvadorans or permanent residents cannot be denied. | RELATED: | The government of Nayib Bukele said that airlines must require a negative PCR test from passenge…

sputniknews (2020-09-20). Honduras Hopes to Open Embassy in Jerusalem This Year. sputniknews.com In 2019, Honduras opened a trade mission with diplomatic status in Jerusalem, signalling it was the first step to secure the opening of a Honduran embassy in the city in the future.