Ciudad de México, 1 de febrero de 2018

Número: 3528

 

NACIONALES


REMESAS REGISTRAN FLUJO HISTÓRICO DURANTE 2017 / EL FINANCIERO
Las remesas que ingresaron al país durante 2017 fue de 28 mil 771 millones de dólares, y 6.6% más que en 2016. Alberto Ramos, analista de Goldman Sachs, espera que las remesas se mantengan sólidas en el corto plazo. Durante el 2017, la cantidad total de remesas que ingresaron al país fue de 28 mil 771 millones de dólares, cifra récord y 6.6 por ciento superior a las registradas en 2016, reportó la mañana de este jueves el Banco de México. Durante el mes de diciembre, las remesas su ubicaron en 2 mil 604 millones de dólares, lo que significó un incremento de 11.1 por ciento en comparación de diciembre de 2016, de esta manera, diciembre se convirtió en el segundo mes con mayor cantidad de envíos de trabajadores, sólo por debajo del mes de octubre, donde se recibieron 2 mil 642 millones de dólares.
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FORMALIZAN POLÍTICA QUE PERMITE ARRESTAR INMIGRANTES EN LAS CORTES / UNIRADIO
El pasado miércoles se hizo oficial una política que permitirá enviar a agentes de deportación a cortes locales, estatales y federales, con la finalidad de poder arrestar a inmigrantes, con inherencia a quejas de activistas y jueces de que lo anterior perjudique a víctimas, testigos y familiares. El Servicio de Control de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE), explicó que en su política indican que acudirán únicamente por objetivos específicos, ya sean miembros de pandillas, criminales convictos, personas que amenacen a la seguridad pública, o inmigrantes con historial de previas deportaciones y con órdenes de salir del país. Familiares y allegados, salvo 'circunstancias especiales', no se verán afectados.
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ACCIONES PARA LA PROTECCIÓN DE LAS Y LOS MIGRANTES / DIVA HADAMIRA GASTÉLUM / CRÓNICA
El pasado 9 de enero el canciller mexicano, Luis Videgaray Caso, refrendó el compromiso que el Estado mexicano realizó ante la Asamblea General de la ONU, con la comunidad internacional para proteger los derechos de las y los Refugiados y Migrantes independientemente de su condición legal; tomando así el liderazgo de las consultas y negociaciones intergubernamentales sobre el pacto mundial sobre migración a través del nombramiento de México como co-facilitador. Las jefas y jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de 193 países se han reunido por vez primera para debatir a nivel internacional la importancia que tienen las políticas migratorias y de refugio en la agenda internacional. El liderazgo de nuestro país en el Pacto Mundial de Migración se convirtió en una obligación y responsabilidad primordial para la política exterior mexicana que no solo se sustenta en su larga tradición diplomática de cooperación y multilateralismo, sino también en su contexto de movilidad humana actual como un país de origen, tránsito, destino y retorno.
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INSTALADO COMITÉ DE MIGRANTES / DIARIO DE YUCATÁN
El delegado de la Sedesol en Yucatán, Miguel Enríquez López, y el secretario de Desarrollo Social del Estado, Walter Salazar Cano, encabezaron la instalación del Comité de Validación y Atención a Migrantes 2018 (Covam) del programa 3×1 para Migrantes de la Sedesol. Durante la sesión se eligió a Danny Onam Balam Balam, alcalde de Tzucacab, como representante de los municipios, y a Ángel Granados Ontiveros, presidente de la Federación de Clubes Yucatecos del Norte de California, como representante de los Migrantes. (…) Este organismo es el comité que se encarga de evaluar y dictaminar las solicitudes de apoyo para proyectos que cumplieron los criterios y requisitos de participación. También verifica que los proyectos consideren los criterios específicos y asigna los recursos atendiendo los criterios de priorización establecidos en las reglas de operación del programa 3×1 para Migrantes.
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PAISANOS, AUTORIDADES Y HABITANTES DE PROGRESO PAVIMENTAN DE IMPORTANTE ARTERIA / ALFREDO ESPINOZA ESTRADA / EL SOL DE SAN LUIS
Con la participación de paisanos que laboran en los Estados Unidos, de habitantes del Ejido de Progreso, y del gobierno municipal, se inició la pavimentación del tramo de una de las arterias más importantes, está en uno de los costados de la plaza principal y la biblioteca de esta comunidad. La obra consistirá en la pavimentación de 45 metros lineales, por 9 metros de ancho, con concreto premezclado, con resistencia de 250 kilogramos sobre centímetro cuadrado. Las autoridades municipales aportaron 100 mil pesos, maquinaria y equipo. Dentro de los trabajos programados también se efectuará la construcción de guarniciones y banquetas.
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MIGRANTES AGRADECEN APOYOS DE PROGRAMAS COMO SOMOS MEXICANOS / 20 MINUTOS
Migrantes que arriban a la frontera norte de México se sienten agradecidos de que existan programas como Somos Mexicanos, mediante el cual reciben apoyo del Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) y otras instituciones. El paisano procedente de Sinaloa, Mario Eleno Morales, comentó que "cuando nos sacaron del otro lado -repatriación-, los del Grupo Beta nos dijeron que si qué necesitábamos, que nos iban a llevar al albergue". Mencionó que así ya no andan "tan a la brava", de no saber dónde iban a dormir y qué comer, por eso se agradece cualquier apoyo de las autoridades, iglesias y de la gente que vive en el norte. Entrevistado en el exterior de la Casa del Migrante "La Divina Providencia", comentó que espera reintentar el cruce a los Estados Unidos, donde trabajará en los campos agrícolas y hacer un ahorro para regresar a su tierra.
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ESTADOS UNIDOS


ICE IMMIGRATION AGENTS DIRECTED TO GO AFTER UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS ATTENDING COURT / GRAHAM LANKTREE / NEWSWEEK
Immigration agents are being told it is official U.S. government policy to capture and detain undocumented immigrants in federal, state, and local courthouses. The new guidelines were reportedly formalized Wednesday. The policy, however, runs counter to concerns raised by civil rights groups, California’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, and so-called sanctuary cities where local authorities do not, as a rule, turn over illegal immigrants to federal officials. “Courthouse arrests are often necessitated by the unwillingness of jurisdictions to cooperate with ICE in the transfer of custody of aliens from their prisons and jails,” wrote U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan in the directive, dated January 10, 2018, arguing for its necessity.
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TRUMP PAINTED A DARK PICTURE OF IMMIGRANTS, DESPITE THE FACTS / ALAN GOMEZ / USA TODAY
President Trump tried to strike an optimistic tone during his State of the Union Address, but when he talked about immigrants, things got dark. When he mentioned undocumented immigrants, he focused on gang members, murderers and the threats they pose. When he turned to legal immigrants, he warned of their potential to commit terrorist attacks. Missing from the president's speech was proof that immigrants are more likely to commit crimes or acts of terrorism than native-born Americans. Immigration experts, including academic researchers, say there was a simple reason: All available national crime statistics show immigrants commit fewer crimes, not more, than those born in the U.S.
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IMMIGRANT ADVOCATES: TRUMP LIKENED ‘DREAMERS’ TO CRIMINALS / BILL LAMBRECHT / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
President Donald Trump’s references to violent gangs when speaking of immigration in his State of the Union address further inflamed passions even as he called for bipartisan acceptance of his “down-the-middle” compromise. After talking buoyantly about the economy and trumpeting the benefits of tax cuts, the president pivoted sharply to immigration midway through the speech by recounting the murders of two teenage girls in New York by a “savage gang” of MS-13 members. Blaming “deadly loopholes” in immigration for the killings and introducing the grieving parents, Trump further injected fear into the specter of young people arriving in the United States, critics said.
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NO ISSUE DIVIDES THE GOP LIKE IMMIGRATION. AT PARTY RETREAT, IT’S NOT ON THE AGENDA / THE WASHINGTON POST
Republican lawmakers are sequestered here at a secluded resort to prepare for the coming year’s congressional agenda and the looming midterm elections. But one of the most pressing and divisive matters confronting the GOP — immigration — is not on the agenda, at least not officially. Member sessions are scheduled on infrastructure, workforce development and the “national mood,” according to a copy of the official retreat agenda. But there is no separate session on immigration policy even as divides between conservatives and moderates, the House and the Senate, and various other factions have kept Republicans from cementing a deal.
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THE MEDIOCRE CONSERVATIVE ARGUMENT FOR A GRAND BARGAIN ON IMMIGRATION / DANIEL W. DREZNER / THE WASHINGTON POST
For socially conservative immigration restrictionists, it is the best of times and the worst of times. It is the best of times because the current White House shares their views. It is the worst of times because the current White House is not terribly well run and its motivations behind immigration restriction appear to be grounded in racism. The past Sunday Ross Douthat stirred up a mess of controversy with a column suggesting that the only way for immigration negotiations to be successful is to have someone like Stephen Miller at the table: Americans have become more pro-immigration since the 1990s, but there is still a consistent pattern when you ask about immigration rates: About a third of Americans favor the current trend, slightly fewer want higher rates, and about a third, like Miller, want immigration reduced.
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AIR POLLUTION: BLACK, HISPANIC AND POOR STUDENTS MOST AT RISK FROM TOXINS – STUDY / THE GUARDIAN
Schoolchildren across the US are plagued by air pollution that’s linked to multiple brain-related problems, with black, Hispanic and low-income students most likely to be exposed to a fug of harmful toxins at school, scientists and educators have warned. The warnings come after widespread exposure to toxins was found in new research using EPA and census data to map out the air pollution exposure for nearly 90,000 public schools across the US. “This could well be impacting an entire generation of our society,” said Dr Sara Grineski, an academic who has authored the first national study, published in the journal Environmental Research, on air pollution and schools.
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IT’S TIME FOR LATINOS IN HOLLYWOOD TO CLAIM THE SPOTLIGHT / JOSE LUIS MARTINEZ / MIAMI HERALD
I exited the theater with questions. Was that a great interspecies love story, sci-fi fantasy or a cocktail of genres playing like a symphony? One conducted by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. It took del Toro a while to reach Hollywood’s elite circles. He made sure to mention it during his Golden Globes acceptance speech, while that dreaded background music crept up: “It’s taken 25 years … give me a minute.” Since then, we’ve learned that “The Shape of Water” became this year’s most nominated Oscar film, with an impressive 13 nods. So, how exactly are Latinos underrepresented in Hollywood? We can start with numbers, based on a research study from the University of Southern California: Latinos make up 23 percent of frequent moviegoers while representing 18 percent of the U.S. population.
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FIESTA RANCHO’S CULICHI TOWN LEADS STATIONS’ MEXICAN FOOD RENAISSANCE / LESLIE VENTURA / LAS VEGAS WEEKLY
If I had to pick one cuisine to eat for the rest of my life, it would be a tough toss-up between Mexican and Japanese. At the newly opened Culichi Town inside Fiesta Rancho, I can get my fix of both. Culichi Town, which replaces Garduños, Blue Agave Bar and Club Tequila, takes a bold step into the world of food fusion while staying true to the flavors and styles of Sinaloan cuisine, blending two vastly different gastronomical styles into one fun concept. Created by Ramon Guerrero and his family more than a decade ago in Rialto, California, Culichi Town focuses on seafood or mariscos—camarones (shrimp), pulpo (octopus), langostinos (langoustines) and more—served up in creative ways that borrow from other cultures.
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CASTROVILLE ARTIST BRINGS MEXICAN CULTURE TO GREETING CARDS / CRISTIAN PONCE / THE CALIFORNIAN
It's flu season, and now you can wish your loved one well wishes via "sana sana colita de rana" with the help of a local artist who has combined his artistic experience with his culture. Jesus Ruvalcaba, 39, has begun his own greeting card business called Paper Tacos that draws inspiration from his upbringing in Mexican-American culture, growing up in Castroville and later in Salinas. Ruvalcaba's parents were field workers, and it was when he was living in the isolated artichoke fields that he discovered his inspiration for drawing. "I really liked doing things on my own and that's when I started picking up drawing," said Ruvalcaba. "I had a sketchbook all the time. My parents saw that and even though they didn't have many resources, they did their best to purchase me art supplies and encouraged me to keep drawing."
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RECIPE: INSTANT POT TOMATILLO MEXICAN STREET TACOS / NICK VERDISCO / PRESS HERALD
Folks who don’t like their Super Bowl food too spicy enjoyed the more subtle flavors of this taco. Most subscriber/judges found the meat “very flavorful and tender,” but faulted the soggy, soft corn tortilla that enfolded it. Be sure to follow the instructions on your Instant Pot.
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TRUMP CHOISIT L’ÉPREUVE DE FORCE SUR L’IMMIGRATION / JOURNAL DE MONTREAL
Donald Trump a beau avoir affiché dansson premier discours sur « l’état de l’Union »une politique de la main tendue vis-à-vis de ses adversaires démocrates, il a repris sa rhétorique de fermeté sur l’immigration, se compliquant la tâche pour arracher un accord crucial ces prochains jours. La perspective de trouver une entente sur ce terrain miné s’est éloignée après cette intervention du président devant un Congrès plus polarisé que jamais, ont commenté mercredi plusieurs élus de l’opposition. Il y a pourtant une double urgence: le président américain a annoncé la fin, le 5 mars, du programme Daca (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) qui permet à 690 000 jeunes « Dreamers », entrés clandestinement aux États-Unis, de travailler et étudier en toute légalité.
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NEWS DAILY: MAY RULES OUT POST-BREXIT EU IMMIGRATION DEAL / JUSTIN PARKINSON / BBC NEWS
May: No deal for EU immigrants after Brexit. What will happen to EU citizens who arrive in the UK during the "transition period" after Brexit? Theresa May has indicated she will fight a proposal by the EU that they should retain residency rights, arguing there has to be a "difference" between those who come before and after the UK leaves the EU. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg says this shows the prime minister is willing to push back against Brussels, amid discontent among some Conservative MPs. In December, the EU and UK agreed that all EU nationals who have been in the UK for more than five years by the time of Brexit will be expected to get settled status - giving them the chance of indefinite leave to remain. And those who have been resident for a shorter time will be able to stay until they reach the five-year threshold. The EU has said it expects rules on the freedom of movement - including the path to permanent residency - to continue in full during the transition period.
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