On Wednesday, October 31, while traveling to a meeting in Florida, the US president announced his intention to send between 10,000 and 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico. The goal, according to Donald Trump, would be to prevent the caravan of migrants from Honduras from entering the United States, says the Washington Post. A dissuasive measure, but an announcement that is especially in the campaign for the mid-term elections that are held on November 6, that is to say, next Tuesday, according to the newspaper.
Same story in the Mexican press, like La Jornada who believes that the fight against immigration has become the focus of the White House’s campaign to keep the Republican majority in both houses. If by any chance 15,000 soldiers are truly deployed, this would represent a contingent higher than that deployed in Afghanistan, says the Mexican newspaper. The daily recalls that the migrants who make up this caravan intend to join a border post to seek asylum, which is quite legal, which seems to have forgotten the US president, concludes La Jornada.
Where are currently the migrant caravans dreaded by Donald Trump?
As the Honduran daily Tiempo reports: now four caravans are heading to the United States. The first, which is gradually disintegrating, is currently in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico. Another, composed of two thousand migrants, is on the border between Guatemala and Mexico still, according to Tiempo. A third caravan, recently part of Honduras, should reach El Salvador in the coming hours and join a fourth caravan that formed yesterday in El Salvador and has about 800 people.
Keiko Fujimori placed in pre-trial detention
The daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, who is also a leader of the Peruvian opposition, was placed in pre-trial detention Wednesday night for the next 36 months as part of a corruption and illegal financing case for his campaign for last presidential election, details this Thursday, November 1st Peru21. After reading the resolution of the anti-corruption judge, Keiko Fujimori’s husband could not hold back her tears, the paper said.
The judge did not grant him house arrest because the risk of absconding was too great. Another reason also advanced the risk of interference between Keiko Fujimori and the judiciary and Congress. Keiko Fujimori should not be out of prison until October 31, 2021, which could prevent him from running for the next presidential election in 2021.
Venezuela mourns the death of Teodoro Petkoff
It is a day of mourning in the Venezuelan press and not only because of the death of Teodoro Petkoff, an illustrious economist, politician, former guerrilla, former minister, and deputy and founder of the newspaper Tal Cual. It is a figure of Venezuela which died out this Wednesday. “An exemplary Venezuelan “like the title El Nacional.” A life dedicated to reflection and political action “Tal Cual title, the newspaper he founded after leaving the political world. Teodoro Petkoff died yesterday at the age of 86 in Caracas. He was an opponent of Hugo Chavez and his successor Nicolas Maduro.
And proof that he was highly respected, even his political opponents paid tribute to him after the news of his death said Tal Cual. Guerrilla in the 1960s when he was active in the ranks of the Communist Party, he founded in 1971 MAS, the movement of socialism. Elected twice as a member of parliament and twice as the presidential candidate, Teodoro Petkoff also headed two ministries between 1996 and 1998 before the arrival of Hugo Chavez. The moment he chooses to leave the political world and embark on journalism. His always fine analyzes represented a threat to power. Teodoro has passed away, but his progressive ideas will remain forever in the pages of Tal Cual this morning.
Final 100% Argentinean Copa Libertadores
This is a super classic that will be in the final of this Copa Libertadores this year as Boca Junior qualified yesterday at the expense of the Brazilians of Palmeiras, one day after having seen his eternal rival River Plate qualify. It is, therefore, an electric River Boca which announces itself, jubilant Clarin. And unlike the European Champions League, this final is played in a return match. The dates of these two meetings have not yet been announced, but they should be this weekend explains the daily.