Mexico inflation in first half of March at 2.71 pct

3/22/16 Reuters

Mexico’s annual consumer price inflation rate in the first half of March stood at 2.71 percent, data from the country’s statistics agency INEGI showed on Tuesday.

Consumer prices rose by 0.1 percent in the first half of March.

The index of core consumer prices rose by 2.86 percent compared with the same month a year earlier, and by 0.3 percent in the first two weeks of March, the data showed. (Reporting by David Alire Garcia)

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Thousands march in Acapulco over feared Mexican student massacre

10/17/14 Reuters

hands - fistThousands marched in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco on Friday to demand answers about the fate of 43 missing trainee teachers, who authorities fear were massacred by police in league with gang members. The students went missing in the southwestern state of Guerrero on Sept. 26 after clashing with police and masked men, with dozens of police being arrested in connection with a case that has sent shockwaves across Mexico.

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Washington immigration-reform rally seeks to press Congress

Adcocates rally for immigrant rights in Dallas

United Press International, 10/08/2013

A Washington rally Tuesday will urge Congress to pass a citizenship pathway for immigrants in the country without legal permission, organizers say.

The “Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform” rally is set to start at noon on the National Mall, even though the open-area national park is closed due to the federal government shutdown, a rally spokeswoman told The Washington Examiner.

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Tens of thousands set to rally for immigration bill

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Photo by Flickr user Seansie

USA Today, 4/10/13

Tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters are scheduled to rally outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon as lawmakers inside prepare to unveil the biggest immigration bill in a generation. The demonstration, dubbed the Rally for Citizenship, will feature speeches from immigration rights advocates, labor leaders, faith organizations and members of Congress working on immigration legislation. NAACP President Benjamin Jealous will deliver the keynote address.

The rally will coincide with marches, campaign-style door-knocking events and candlelight vigils in cities from Los Angeles to Orlando to Portland, Maine. Immigration bills have been filed and killed repeatedly since the last major bill, allowing up to 3 million illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens, became law in 1986. But organizers of Wednesday’s rally say the political stars are finally aligned for another one.

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Event: “Trilateral Border Issue Symposium,” March 18-19, ASU

Border fence by couchlearnerWith border security front and center in national debate, a symposium co-hosted by ASU intends to link that issue to mutual economic security among the United States, Canada and Mexico – the largest trading bloc in the world – and how both issues impact Arizona’s business community. The March 18-19 event is being organized by ASU’s North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS) at the university’s Downtown Phoenix campus and the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.

“Trilateral Border Issue Symposium” will provide a forum for scholars, practitioners, business organizations and government officials from all three countries to examine and evaluate cross-border trade challenges facing Arizona business owners. By comparing and contrasting a wide range of activities on the U.S. northern and southern borders, participants from places including Mexico City, Ottawa and Washington, D.C., should come away with greater insight into solving border problems both north and south, said Rick Van Schoik, NACTS director.

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