Ciudad de México, 15 de diciembre de 2017

Número: 3514


A nuestros lectores:
Lazos reanudará su edición diaria el próximo 15 de enero, debido al receso por las Fiestas navideñas.
¡Les deseamos felices Fiestas y próspero 2018!


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INICIA EN PARQUE CIENTÍFICO REUNIÓN DE LA RED GLOBAL MX / LAURA ELIZABETH TREJO / EL INDEPENDIENTE DE HIDALGO
Inició en la entidad la tercera Reunión Anual de la Red Global MX denominada impulsando la competitividad del talento mexicano, la cual reúne a 119 personas de 28 países. El objetivo de este encuentro de trabajo, que tiene como sede el Parque Científico y Tecnológico del Estado de Hidalgo, es generar iniciativas y proyectos concretos. (…) La Red Global de Mexicanos Calificados en el Exterior (Red Global MX) busca unir el talento mexicano para capitalizarlo a favor del desarrollo de México. (…) La actividad fue inaugurada por Lamán Carranza Ramírez, titular de la Unidad de Planeación y Prospectiva, así como por el embajador Juan Carlos Mendoza Sánchez Director del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME), Fernando Macías Berumen Representante del Equipo Coordinador Global de la Red Global MX, entre otros.
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SENADOR DEMÓCRATA NO GARANTIZA LEY DREAMERS ANTES DE NAVIDAD / EL MAÑANA
Uno de los principales aliados demócratas en el Senado rehusó el miércoles garantizar a un grupo de inmigrantes traídos a Estados Unidos sin autorización cuando eran niños que el Congreso les concederá antes de las vacaciones navideñas una protección permanente de la deportación. “Desearía poder decirles que estoy totalmente confiado de que lo vamos a lograr pero no lo puedo decir porque no quiero crear falsas expectativas”, dijo el senador por Illinois Dick Durbin ante inmigrantes y activistas reunidos en una carpa levantada en el National Mall para planear actividades y protestas la semana próxima.
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SALE DE LAREDO CARAVANA CON MÁS DE 4 MIL PAISANOS / ALAN CONTRERAS / EL FINANCIERO
Este jueves a las cinco de la mañana salió de un centro comercial de Laredo, Texas, la novena edición de la Caravana de Migrante compuesta por 850 automóviles y más de más de cuatro mil paisanos, de los cuales 350 corresponden a familias queretanas. El diputado presidente de la Comisión de Asuntos Municipales y del Migrante de la LVIII Legislatura del Estado, Carlos Lázaro Sánchez Tapia, informó que los connacionales de Querétaro se dirigen a municipios de la Sierra Gorda, Querétaro, Huimilpan, Peñamiller y San Juan del Río; el resto a los estados de San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Michoacán, Zacatecas, Oaxaca, Guerrero y Veracruz.
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TLC Y CAMPAÑA ELECTORAL / EL FINANCIERO
Empieza una cuenta regresiva para las negociaciones del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte. No porque Trump vaya a reventar el acuerdo, parándose de la mesa (lo cual puede suceder), ni tampoco por el calendario electoral mexicano o norteamericano (que también incide), sino por otras dos razones. Una norteamericana, otra mexicana.
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EU CONFISCÓ TIERRAS PARA MURO FRONTERIZO EN TEXAS, REVELA INVESTIGACIÓN / NOTISISTEMA
Una investigación periodística difundida en Estados Unidos, reveló que el gobierno norteamericano quitó tierras a ciudadanos para construir hace una década la extensión del muro fronterizo en Texas. La construcción en 2007 de unos mil kilómetros condujo al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional a realizar la confiscación más importante de tierras privadas en décadas. En menos de un año, entabló más de 360 demandas de expropiación pública contra los propietarios. La investigación muestra que se hicieron tratos injustos de bienes raíces y en secreto.
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RECONOCEN MÉRITO DE SEIS MIGRANTES CON PRESEA “EMILIANO ZAPATA”; FAMILIARES RECIBEN EL PREMIO / EL DIARIO DE MORELOS
Seis ciudadanos morelenses, que han destacado por su trabajo a favor del reconocimiento de los derechos de los migrantes en Morelos y el exterior, principalmente en Estados Unidos, fueron reconocidos por la LIII Legislatura con la Presea “Gral. Emiliano Zapata Salazar al Mérito Migrante”. En virtud de que los ganadores se ubican físicamente en Estados Unidos, el reconocimiento fue recibido por sus familiares, ayer, en una sesión solemne con la que el Congreso celebró por anticipado el Día del Migrante Morelense y sus Familias, que se conmemora hoy 15 de diciembre, instituido en 2014.
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OAXACA RECIBIÓ 1,097 MDD EN REMESAS EN PRIMEROS 9 MESES DE 2017 / ALFONSO CRUZ / EL FINANCIERO
De enero a septiembre de 2017, oaxaqueños que radican en Estados Unidos enviaron remesas equivalentes a mil 97 millones de dólares, lo que representa un ligero incremento respecto a 2016. Sin embargo, la cifra podría aumentar a mil 500 millones de dólares debido a que el último trimestre del año históricamente es el periodo en el que aumenta la cantidad de envíos por todas las celebraciones, fiestas patronales y de fin de año, informó Aida Ruiz García, titular del Instituto Oaxaqueño de Atención al Migrante (IOAM).
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FACILITARÁN CASAS A MIGRANTES SONORENSES EN ARIZONA / EL SOL DE HERMOSILLO
Arrancó la promoción del programa de vivienda “Construye en Tu Tierra”, con el cual la gobernadora de Sonora, Claudia Pavlovich, apoya a los migrantes sonorenses y a sus familias que viven en la entidad. La titular de la Comisión de Vivienda del Estado (Coves), Elly Sallard Hernández, encabezó las reuniones de trabajo con la cónsul general de México en Phoenix, Claudia Franco Hijuelos, así como el vicecónsul adscrito en Tucson, Enrique Alfonso Gómez Montiel. “Es un programa de vivienda de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano (Sedatu), al que la gobernadora Pavlovich quiere dar gran impulso y difusión en Arizona para que sea aprovechado lo más posible por sonorenses migrantes que quieran mejorar la calidad de vida de sus familiares que se encuentran en Sonora”, indicó la directora general.
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UNIÓN EUROPEA DA LUZ VERDE A NUEVA FASE DE NEGOCIACIONES DEL BREXIT / EL FINANCIERO
Los gobernantes de la Unión Europea allanaron el camino para una segunda fase en las negociaciones de Brexit que implicará discusiones amplias -y posiblemente más complicadas- sobre las relaciones futuras y el comercio. Los 27 jefes de estado o gobierno autorizaron la medida casi nueve meses después que Gran Bretaña puso en marcha el mecanismo de dos años para salir del bloque. “Los líderes de la UE acuerdan avanzar a la segunda fase”, dijo el presidente Consejo de la UE, Donald Tusk, quien en su tuit felicitó a la primera ministra británica Theresa May. Desde marzo, la UE ha actuado con un alto grado de cohesión que contrasta con la naturaleza a veces caótica del enfoque británico. Las próximas conversaciones podrían poner a prueba esa cohesión, debido en buena medida a las relaciones comerciales divergentes que mantienen los 27 países restantes con Gran Bretaña.
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


WHITE HOUSE TO PUSH MERIT-BASED IMMIGRATION IN NEW CAMPAIGN / FOX NEWS
The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure. The administration was laying the groundwork for such a drive even before an Islamic State-inspired extremist who was born in Bangladesh tried to blow himself up in Midtown Manhattan on Monday. It is assembling data to bolster the argument that the current legal immigration system is not only ill-conceived, but dangerous and damaging to U.S. workers. "We believe that data drives policy, and this data will help drive votes for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress," said White House spokesman Hogan Gidley.
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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ON BORDER SURGES BACK TO OBAMA LEVELS / STEPHEN DINAN / THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Illegal immigration across the Southwest border has surged back to Obama-era levels, according to the latest data released Friday that suggests the gains President Trump made early in his tenure have worn off. Nearly 40,000 illegal immigrants were nabbed attempting to sneak in at the border in November, which was up about 12 percent compared to October, and more than twice the monthly numbers from March and April, when Mr. Trump touted his early accomplishments. Perhaps just as worrisome for officials is the rise in families traveling together, which surged 45 percent last month, and unaccompanied minors traveling without parents, which rose 26 percent in November. U.S. Customs and Border Protection called the rise an “uptick.”
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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ACQUITTED OF KATE STEINLE'S MURDER SEEKS NEW TRIAL FOR FIREARM CONVICTION / CLAUDIA COWAN / FOX NEWS
The illegal immigrant who was acquitted of the murder of Kate Steinle late last month is seeking a new trial for his firearm possession conviction. Lawyers for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate on Thursday claimed that the judge presiding over the murder trial failed to properly instruct jurors before they acquitted him. Zarate’s lawyers argued in court papers that the jury should’ve considered the claim that he didn’t know he was holding a gun when it fired on San Francisco’s Pier 14 in July 2015. Lawyers also argued their client didn’t hold the gun long enough to warrant a firearm possession conviction.
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HE TOLD THEM THEY COULD BECOME CITIZENS BY GETTING ADOPTED. NOW HE’S GOING TO JAIL / STEPHEN MAGAGNINI / SACRAMENTO BEE
Helaman Hansen, a charismatic Elk Grove businessman who defrauded 471 undocumented immigrants out of their savings by promising them they could be adopted into citizenship, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Thursday. “He has hurt so many people, and even today he still believes he’s done what he could for these people,” said U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. “He really doesn’t get it. I believe the victims caught up in this scheme were very vulnerable and were trying their best to become citizens. As one victim said today, they were duped.” England ordered Hansen to pay $576,264 in restitution to his victims. But after the sentencing, Assistant U.S. Attorneys André M. Espinosa and Katherine T. Lydon told about half a dozen victims who had come to the sentencing that Hansen doesn’t have the money to pay the judgment.
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LATINO CULTURAL CENTER KEEPS MEXICAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS ALIVE WITH ANNUAL POSADA FESTIVAL / ROBERTO JOSÉ ANDRADE FRANCO / DALLAS OBSERVER
In Latin American and especially Mexican culture, posadas (meaning "inn" in English) are an annual holiday celebration re-enacting Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where they sought refuge to give birth to Jesus. Usually at homes or churches, posadas traditionally occur during the nine days leading up to Christmas Eve. The size of these celebrations varies from fewer than 10 to hundreds of participants. Regardless, the posada centers on a procession that travels to prearranged houses while singing traditional Spanish songs that ask for shelter. Some posadas take place at night, with candles illuminating the singing faces. For other processions, participants dress as shepherds. All posadas help to keep cultural traditions alive.
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WHAT I LEARNED FROM MEXICAN WOMEN IN PRISON / MORGAN GODVIN / VICE
I always knew high school Spanish would come in handy one day. I just didn't think that day would come in a federal prison. Fact: I am a white woman in my 20s. Three years of Spanish, one semester in college, and one protracted journey into drug addiction led me to this particular juncture. (I am serving a 60-month sentence for conspiracy to distribute heroin.) Before arriving here at F.C.I. (Federal Correctional Institution) Dublin in Northern California, I already knew its racial composition would be very different from what I was used to in my hometown of Portland—which sees itself as a racially and culturally diverse bastion of tolerance but is actually the whitest major city in America. I was prepared to be in the minority for the first time in my life. But I never could have predicted how few Americans I would find in an American prison.
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NATI'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT TO CLOSE...FOR REMODEL / JULIE STALMER / SAN DIEGO READER
This fall, rumors were flying about Nati's Mexican Restaurant closing. Nati's has been a staple for 57 years in the heart of Ocean Beach, on Bacon between Niagara and Newport avenues. A few people took to social media in September and October to ask others if what they had been told was true. In early October, a bartender at an O.B. pub posted on Facebook that a woman told her while bartending that "Nati's is being sold to build condos." Her post disappeared later that day. I asked her the next day why she took down her post. She said, "I deleted it because it wasn’t true and people at Nati's didn’t want the rumor to continue." #Rumors have run the gamut: from nothing is going on to Nati's is closing so condos can be built to Nati's is staying and maybe only the parking lot will be sold.
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BUNUELOS, A LOCAL MEXICAN CLASSIC, ARE ACTUALLY A JEWISH HANUKKAH TREAT / ANDI BERLIN / TUCSON
It's hard to imagine a Hanukkah without latkes, the crispy fritters of shredded potatoes that symbolize an everlasting light. Jews of all stripes eat fried foods during the December holiday to remember the oil that lit the holy candle for eight days instead of one. For most American Ashkenazi Jews, that means a fried potato pancake. But Jews that draw their heritage from Spain do things a little differently. They snack on a sweet dessert called the bunuelo. You may have eaten this sweet crunchy disk at a local Mexican restaurant, or sampled one that was made at a southside panadería. It looks kind of like a flat sopapilla; but it's basically a tortilla dusted with sugar and cinnamon and fried in oil. Around here bunuelos are a classic Mexican dessert, but they were originally eaten by Sephardic Jews during Hanukkah, writes the New York Times.
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TACO BELL RELEASES ITS OWN MEXICAN-STYLE BEER / ALEXANDRA DEABLER / FOX NEWS
The Cal-Mexican fast food chain has announced in a press release the roll out of its very own beer – the Beach Bell. The brew will be a Mexican-style amber lager that was created in conjunction with Four Sons Brewing, a craft brewer located in Huntington Beach, CA. The beer will be hitting the tap at Taco Bell’s Cantina store – the millennial-friendly minimalist set-up that slings booze and burritos underneath cool Edison lightbulbs. However, Taco Bell enthusiasts living outside of Southern California can hold their excitement. The company revealed the Beach Bell will only be served at the Taco Bell Cantina in Newport Beach, with no word on a larger release. Die-hard fans still have the ability to drown their sorrows, though -- Taco Bell Cantinas nationwide sell a collection of domestic beer, wine and boozy "Twisted Freezes."
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IMMIGRATION: UN AVOCAT VEUT QUE LES ENFANTS EXPULSÉS FINISSENT LEUR ANNÉE / DOMINIQUE SCALI / JOURNAL DE MONTREAL
Les enfants qui vont à l’école ne devraient plus être expulsés du pays en plein milieu de l’année scolaire, demande l’avocat de la famille Lawrence, dont l’histoire a suscité une immense vague de sympathie il y a deux semaines. « Ces enfants n’ont rien demandé. Ils sont tributaires de décisions d’adultes, voire même parfois victimes de ces décisions », dit Stéphane Handfield, avocat en droit de l’immigration. « Trop de mes clients sont renvoyés dans leur pays en plein milieu de l’année scolaire, ce qui pénalise les enfants dans leurs apprentissages », dit-il. Dans une lettre envoyée lundi à trois ministres fédéraux, dont Justin Trudeau, Me Handfield fait référence à la famille de Leony Pavithra Lawrence. Le Journal avait raconté l’histoire de cette famille d’immigrants modèles expulsée le 3 décembre. La cadette Dharusha a fait tout son secondaire en français à l’école Lucien-Pagé. En retournant au Sri Lanka avant la fin de l’année, elle ne pourra pas obtenir son diplôme d’études secondaires.
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'CHINESE BURN? WE JUST SAY BURN': COMICS ON JOKING ABOUT RACE AND IMMIGRATION / BEN WILLIAMS / THE GUARDIAN
I’m a sort of half-immigrant. I was born in Stoke, where my mum is from, but we went back to Malaysia, where my dad’s from, a week after I was born. When I was 16 I moved back to the UK and have been here since. I have a complicated relationship with the British empire but I look for what connects us. Commonwealth countries share a certain sense of humour. The empire spread self-deprecation and a self-mocking attitude across the commonwealth – as well as railroads. On stage, just being different from what some people would expect from an east Asian person can be the same as being subversive. In the UK it’s very rare to see an east Asian person on stage. It doesn’t look right! I feel I have to address it. East Asian men are often emasculated in jokes so, for ages, I did jokes about how great I was at sex. In a way, standup allows you a right of reply that no other art form does.
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