Piden terminar extorsión y chantaje a migrantes mexicanos

Jan 13, 2020

(CDMX). El senador José Narro Céspedes de Morena, hizo un llamado para tratar mejor a los migrantes mexicanos que vienen en las principales fechas de convivencia en el país, los cuales traen regalos y dinero, ya que muchos de ellos han sufrido de extorsión y chantaje al querer entrar a México.

Indicó que navidad, semana santa, así como verano, son las principales temporadas en las que se generan caravanas, por lo que informó que hay indicaciones del presidente de la República, Andrés Manuel López Obrador para apoyarlos y tengan un buen trato.

Rogelio Ávila Muro, migrante que radica en Illinois, acusó que en la frontera anteriormente “los habían recibido a patadas”; hizo la petición para que no se les viera como “moneda”, pues con gusto ellos entregan sus remesas.

El legislador señaló que la falta de confianza es lo que provoca que muchos de los compatriotas en Estados Unidos no venga al país, por miedo a que se les quite lo que han trabajado para traer a sus familias.

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Denuncia PAN falta de claridad en el INSABI

Jan 13, 2020

(CDMX). El Partido Acción Nacional sentenció la creación del Instituto de Salud para el Bienestar la falta de sustento financiero con la que entró en vigor.

Al iniciar la conferencia, la senadora Alejandra Reynoso Sánchez inició diciendo que se advirtió sobre el desabasto de medicamentos y la falta de normas secundarias que dejó en incertidumbre la operación de hospitales y, por ende, a los pacientes.

“La salud de las personas no es un tema menor, una persona que requiere de medicamento controlado y que no tiene dinero para adquirirlo y que estaba en el Seguro Popular, no puede esperar a ver hasta cuándo el Gobierno federal emite las especificaciones, estas debieron de estar antes y no después”, expresó.

Además, señaló que borraron la base de datos con la que contaba el Seguro Popular que contenía la información de 50 millones de mexicanos.

La secretaria de la Comisión de Salud, Martha Márquez Alvarado informó que se ha pedido una comparecencia del secretario de Hacienda, ya que el secretario de Salud “se encuentra atado de manos” por la falta de recursos; asimismo, anunció la solicitud de un periodo extraordinario para atender el tema.

“A la mayoría de Morena, a la Mesa Directiva del Senado, a la Jucopo les pedimos un periodo extraordinario ya, que sea lo más breve posible, que tengamos un periodo extraordinario. Mañana presentaremos iniciativas, que se aprueben para garantizar la salud de los mexicanos. Nosotros ya tenemos nuestra propuesta, falta que quienes hoy tienen el poder en el Senado y en el Gobierno de la República hagan algo”.

“Aunque suene raro, pero por qué, porque nosotros ya hablamos con el secretario de Salud y el secretario Salud está atado de manos, lo que se necesita son recursos para que realmente la salud de los mexicanos esté cuidada, por eso esa petición”, señaló.

Los legisladores piden que no se juegue con la salud de los mexicanos, ya que han tenido denuncias de que personas con cáncer no han recibido sus quimioterapias en el Hospital General, así como lamentaron la muerte de una pequeña que falleció a causa de no recibir su debido tratamiento por el desabasto de medicamentos.

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Lista la convocatoria para la Universidad de la Salud

Jan 13, 2020

(CDMX). Como ya había anunciado el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, se anunciaría la convocatoria nacional para la Universidad de Salud, que estará a cargo del Gobierno de la Ciudad de México y la Secretaría de Salud.

La jefa del Gobierno capitalino, Claudia Sheinbaum señaló que la escuela comenzará a operar en junio y buscará capacitar a mil aspirantes; 500 médicos y 500 enfermeras.

“Hemos estado trabajando des la presidencia de la República, el licenciado Andrés Manuel López Obrador nos planteó, conjuntamente a la Secretaría de Salud del Gobierno de México, a la Secretaría de Educación del Gobierno de México y a la Secretaría de Educación del Gobierno de la Ciudad de México y la Secretaría del Gobierno de la Ciudad de México, trabajar en una escuela para recibir estudiantes de todo el país, para poder formar a los médicos familiares comunitarios que requiere el país”, dijo Sheinbaum.

Comentó la mandataria que la universidad estará ubicada en la Cuarta Sección del Bosque de Chapultepec, un antiguo edificio de la Secretaría de Defensa Nacional.

“La ubicación de esta universidad estará en la Cuarta Sección del Bosque de Chapultepec en lo que era la Escuela de Ingenieros Militares, ahí se están adecuando ya las instalaciones para poder iniciar clases en junio ya de manera formal”, indicó.

Además, se destacó que el modelo educativo se basa en la experiencia de las escuelas militares y navales, así como de las instituciones de salud local, la IPN, UNAM y UAM.

La convocatoria oficial ya está publicada en la Gaceta Oficial de la Ciudad de México y se podrán registrar hasta el 24 de enero: http://usalud.cdmx.gob.mx/.

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JAIME MUNGUIA DEFEATS GARY ‘SPIKE’ O’SULLIVAN TO CAPTURE THE WBO INTERCONTINENTAL MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE

Jan 13, 2020

JAIME MUNGUIA DEFEATS GARY ‘SPIKE’ O’SULLIVAN TO CAPTURE THEWBO INTERCONTINENTAL MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE ALEJANDRA ‘LA TIGRE’ JIMENEZ CAPTURES WBC & WBO SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLES AGAINST FRANCHON CREWS-DEZURNSATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020 AT THE ALAMODOME IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN

(ABOVE: Jaime Munguia lands a hard left hand against Gary O’Sullivan en route to his stoppage win on Jan. 11 at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.)Click HERE for PhotosPhoto Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 11, 2020): Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) made a successful 160-pound debut by defeating Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (30-4, 21 KOs) via 11th-round stoppage to capture the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title at The Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. The event was streamed live exclusively on DAZN.  “This was a new division for me,” said Jaime Munguia. “I felt stronger and with more conditioning, I just needed to adjust my speed to feel fully comfortable. I would give my performance a 7 or 8 because I needed to do a few more things, but we will get there fight by fight.” “I was confused about whether to attack or not to attack. Sometimes I thought I had to attack, but I didn’t. But thanks to my corner and Erick Morales I was able to get him. On the last rounds, I was more attentive, even though I still got punched a few times.” “I would like to fight the best of this division: Canelo, Golovkin, or the Charlos. I know they have more experience, but I look forward to those fights. I want to thank everyone in San Antonio and Viva Mexico.” “I feel disappointed,” said Gary O’Sullivan. “I was hoping I could win, but I guess I wasn’t good enough to take him down. I just want to go home, spend time with my family and rest. I’ve been away for too long and I think it’s time for me to go and enjoy some time with them. I have made a great sacrifice for this fight, but it’s OK.” In the co-main event, Alejandra “La Tigre” Jimenez (13-0-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexicocaptured the WBC and WBO Super Middleweight World Titles against Franchon “The Heavy-Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn (6-2, 2 KOs) of Baltimore, Maryland via majority decision in a 10-round fight. Jimenez won with scores of 97-93 and 98-92, while one judge scored 97-93 in favor of Crews-Dezurn. “I feel great! This is amazing,” said Alejandra Jimenez. “I’ve accomplished one of my biggest dreams. I’ve been away from my family for a long time. This win is for them, my team, and my country, particularly my Cancun that I love so much.”         “I’m heartbroken, but I’ve been here before,” said Franchon Crews-Dezurn. “This is a learning experience; I have to go back and regroup with my team because I don’t think a decision on my favor was that far. This was a tough fight for me. This was my 8th fight, but I’m still learning and growing in the ring. I thank Golden Boy for the opportunity to show my skills in front of a Hispanic crowd and new people that haven’t met me before. I’m glad they were entertained. This wasn’t the outcome I wanted for my first fight of the year, but I will be back.” Hector “El Finito” Tanajara Jr. (19-0, 5 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas beat Juan Carlos Burgos (33-4-2, 21 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico to defend his USNBC Lightweight Title in a 10-round fight. Tanajara won with scores of 99-91, 97-92 and 97-92. “The atmosphere here in San Antonio is amazing,” said Hector Tanajara. “It feels greats to be home. This was my first pro fight here, and I felt like I gave my people a good fight. I started the fight boxing but finished it giving it my all. That’s the Mexican blood in me.” Joshua “El Profesor” Franco (16-1-2, 8 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas defeated Jose Burgos (17-3, 14 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico via technical knockout in the ninth round of a super flyweight fight originally scheduled for 10 rounds. Franco won with time of 2:13 of the aforementioned round. “I feel incredible winning at my hometown,” said Joshua Franco. “It is my first time fighting here, and I performed well. Words can’t describe how I feel right now; I feel really happy to see my friends and family in the crowd tonight.” Tristan “Sweet T” Kalkreuth (4-0, 3 KOs) of Duncanville, Texas beat Blake Lacaze (4-8-1, 2 KOs) of Monroe, Louisiana via knockout in the first round in a four-round cruiserweight fight. Kalkreuth won time of 1:50 of the aforementioned round. “There is not a lot to say since it was a first-round knockout,” said Tristan Kalkreuth. “All glory to God and gracias to San Antonio. I’m very happy I am in this position where I can inspire other kids.” Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (17-0, 13 KOs) of Austin, Texas stopped Fernando Castaneda (26-14-1, 17 KOs) of Aguascalientes, Mexico via first-round, body shot knockout to capture the NABF Super Welterweight Title. Mazion won with time of 2:13.  “I’m highly blessed,” said Travell Mazion. “All glory to God. If it wasn’t for God, I wouldn’t be standing here right now. I feel amazing. I didn’t really expect it to end it that fast. I was ready to cry on the ring because I’m a champ! I am a champ! I did it! All glory to God.” George Rincon (10-0, 7 KOs) of Carolton, Texas defeated Diego Perez (13-10-1, 11 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina via knockout in the first round in a welterweight bout originally scheduled for six rounds. Rincon won with a time of 2:53 of the aforementioned round. “I’m feeling OK. I took my time,” said George Rincon. “When I was punching him, I could feel a K.O. was coming soon. I didn’t want to finish fast, so that’s why I took my time. I threw a jab and when I landed a left punch, that was it. Hector Valdez (12-0, 8 KOs) of Dallas, Texas stopped Luis Rios (25-6-1, 17 KOs) of Felipillo, Panama in the third round via knockout in a super bantamweight fight originally scheduled for eight rounds. Valdez won with time of 2:59 of the aforementioned round. “I stuck to the game plan. I wanted to get some rounds in, so we started a little slower, but overall, I stuck to my game plan and came out victorious,” said Hector Valdez. “Today is a good day.” “My opponent was tough; he is a hell of a fighter, but I knew that. These are the type of fights that I need because it boosts my ego.” James “Crunch Time” Wilkins (9-1, 6 KOs) of Staten Island, New York defeated James Early (4-6) of Seat Pleasant, Maryland via unanimous decision in a six-round super featherweight bout. Wilkins won with scores of 58-56, 60-54 and 60-54. “I’m happy to start my journey with Golden Boy,” said James Wilkins. “This is the first of many good fights that will happen. I have so much to learn and grow. As a young fighter, I know that there is so much more to the journey. Each fight is going to make me grow and learn more.” Alex Martin (15-3, 6 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois beat Angel Fierro (16-1-1, 12 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico via majority decision in an eight-round super lightweight fight. Martin won with scores 77-75 and 79-73, while one judge had it a 76-76 draw. “My opponent was as tough as I thought he was going to be,” said Alex Martin. “He got a lot of boxing and a lot of heart. He put up a good fight, and congratulations to him and his team too.” Munguia vs. O’Sullivan was a 12-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions and Murphy’s Boxing. The event was sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event took place Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Alamodome in San Antonio and was streamed live exclusively on DAZN

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City of Houston, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, and Regions Bank launch Financial Empowerment Center Initiative

Jan 13, 2020
City of Houston, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, and Regions Bank launch Financial Empowerment Center Initiative
Latest component of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities initiative unveiledNational program launching in Houston in the Acres Home and Magnolia Park neighborhood multi-service centersGoals include reducing personal debt and increasing individual savings to help Houstonians have a more prosperous future
HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and representatives of national nonprofit organization Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and Regions Bank on Thursday announced the opening of two Financial Empowerment Centers (FECs) to provide one-to-one, professional financial counseling to Houstonians at no cost to residents.

The FEC locations are at the Acres Homes Multi Service Center, 6719 W. Montgomery Rd. 77091, in north Houston and the Magnolia Multi Service Center, 7037 Capitol St. 77011, in the City’s East End area.
A national program of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, the two FECs are strategically located in two of the 10 areas Mayor Turner designated as Complete Communities – Acres Home and Magnolia Park-Manchester – to ensure equitable access throughout the City, especially for low- and moderate-income families.

“Houstonians in historically under-served neighborhoods want access to services like financial planning to prepare for purchasing a home, sending their children to college or saving for the future,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “That’s why I believe our partnership with Regions Bank and Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund is critically important.  Complete Communities works to give quality services and amenities to residents through a cross-sector approach. By tapping the strengths of our community members, nonprofits, businesses and philanthropic partners, together, we can build a stronger and more resilient city.”
 
The FECs are staffed by professionally-trained financial counselors who will help individuals and families to better manage their finances, pay down debt, increase savings, establish and build credit, and access safe and affordable mainstream banking products. At the core of the FEC model is the integration of counseling into other social services, such as housing and foreclosure prevention, workforce development, prisoner reentry, benefits access, domestic violence services, and more.
The Alliance for Multicultural Community Services employs the financial counselors and manages the day-to-day operations of the program. The Alliance is a leading local nonprofit organization committed to providing financial and social services to Houston’s residents.
 
Regions Bank has pledged its funding support to the Financial Empowerment Centers program as part of the bank’s commitment to supporting financial wellness, one of Regions’ top community investment priorities. The bank also supports a similar Financial Empowerment Center initiative in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
“The health of our city begins with the financial health of the people who call it home,” said Mark Jacobs, Houston Market Executive for Regions. “By supporting Complete Communities –
and the Financial Empowerment Centers partnership specifically – we can provide valuable resources to empower thousands of families working to reduce debt and build savings for a brighter future.”
 
The Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities collaborated with the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), a national nonprofit organization working with over 80 cities across the country, to train the Alliance staff in personalized, one-to-one financial coaching.
 
First piloted in New York City under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2008, FECs across the country have worked with over 99,000 clients, helping them reduce individual debt by over $137 million, and increasing their families’ savings by close to $19 million. A CFE Fund evaluation showed that this program works even for residents with very low incomes and other complex financial challenges. Houston is one of over two dozen local governments working to launch a local FEC initiative.
 
“Local leaders know first-hand the connection between family financial stability and community financial stability,” said Jonathan Mintz, President and CEO of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund. “Mayor Turner and the City of Houston are part of a growing national movement to bring free, high-quality financial counseling as a public service to their residents; we are proud to partner with Mayor Turner on this critical work.”
 
According to the FDIC, 310,340 people or 11.8% Houstonians do not have a checking or savings account. Of the 1.6 million households in Harris County, 28% are unable to cover their basic needs and 15% live at or below the Federal Poverty Level according to the United Way of Greater Houston report on Houston’s A.L.I.C.E. population – Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed residents. The United Way of Greater Houston also is a financial underwriter of the Houston FEC program.
 
“The Financial Empowerment Centers initiative is designed to assist all Houstonians to become financially healthy, but we are specifically targeting this effort to help heads of households who don’t earn enough to be able to afford the basic necessities of food, housing, transportation, child care and health care,” said Shannon Buggs, director of the Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities. “The FECs are here to help our low-income neighbors overcome financial struggles and achieve sustainable financial success.”
 
Financial counseling will be available for Acres Home residents immediately after the grand opening on January 9. The FEC program receives client referrals from community partners that include Lone Star College, the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce, Houston Housing Authority, The Health Department’s Community Re-entry Network Program, the Housing and Community Development Department, the Harris County Area Agency on Aging, the Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office, and the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs.
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Boxing and Business Icon George Foreman named Grand Marshal for the 42nd Annual “Original” Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade

Jan 13, 2020


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HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner and The Black Heritage Society  have announced that Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman will join the 42nd Annual “Original” Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade as the Grand Marshal.


The downtown celebration will take place on Monday, January 20, 2020 starting at Smith and Lamar streets, from 10 a.m. to noon. The Mayor’s Office of Special Events (MOSE) will co-produce the event.
 
 “As a Texas native, and having grown up right here in Houston, it’s an honor and privilege to be named the Grand Marshal of The Original MLK Day Parade,” said Foreman.

 
Foreman was born in Marshall, Texas, but spent his childhood growing up in Houston’s Fifth Ward. He started the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in northeast Houston in 1980, where he continues to serve as an ordained minister. Several years later, Foreman founded the George Foreman Youth and Community Center (GYFC), using athletics to keep local kids off the street and out of trouble. For over 30 years, GFYC has been a beacon of hope in Houston serving the underprivileged and helping kids become champions in the ring and in life.
 
During his boxing career, Foreman earned two heavyweight titles — the first in 1973 in a historical match against Joe Frazier. His second heavyweight championship was earned in 1994, where Foreman made boxing history again as the oldest heavyweight champion at the age of 45.
 
Today, he is a globally-recognized entrepreneur, having built the Foreman brand to new heights with products ranging from shoes to the George Foreman Real Time Pain Relief Formula.
 
“George is a Houston icon. His commitment to the Houston community matched with his ability to persevere, embody the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “I am excited the champ said yes. We could not think of a better Grand Marshal for this historic event.”
 
The Original MLK Day Parade was the very first MLK Day Parade held in the nation after being sanctioned by the King family in 1978 in Houston.
 
The celebration will showcase a variety of marching bands, decorated floats, dance teams, military and ROTC groups, first responders, city and county officials, VIP guest appearances and notable organizations from around the world.

Sponsors include Radio One Houston, AT&T, HEB, United Airlines and more. The Mayor’s Drum Major Award will be presented again to one participating band, recognizing outstanding performance and originality. 
 
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Suspect Charged in Incident at 8106 Martin Luther King Boulevard

Jan 13, 2020
Suspect Charged in Incident at 8106 Martin Luther King Boulevard
A suspect has been charged following an incident in which a HPD officer discharged his duty weapon, striking the suspect, at a suspect at 8106 Martin Luther King Boulevard about 1:25 p.m. on Thursday (January 9).

Keith Martin (b/m, 45) is charged with misdemeanor terroristic threat in Harris County Criminal Court #15.  Martin was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in stable condition.  A previous booking photo of Martin is attached to this news release.

The HPD officer who discharged his duty weapon is assigned to the Gang Division High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Proactive Gang Squad and was sworn in as an officer in February 2014.  He was not injured in this incident.  Due to the nature of the officer’s assignment, his name is not releasable. 

HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant J. Hekimian and Detectives N. Arellano, J. Brown and R. Lujan reported:

Officers assigned to the HIDTA squad were conducting a joint investigation with other agencies and were sitting in their unmarked pickup truck in a Walgreens parking lot at the above address.  As officers were conducting surveillance, an unknown male (Martin) walked behind their truck and then to the front of the truck and looked inside.  Martin waved his hands, gestured for the officers to get out of their truck and stated “come out, come out.”  He then struck the hood of the truck with his hands and went to the driver’s side door, tried to open it and stated he had something for the officers.  Martin continued to walk around the truck trying the door handles and became increasingly angry and agitated that the doors were locked and the officers would not exit their vehicle. 

Officers observed Martin again walk in front of the truck and continue to motion for the officers to get out.  He again stated he had something for them.  Martin then removed his backpack from his shoulders, held the backpack in front of him, and unzipped it.  Officers saw Martin put his right hand in the backpack up to his elbow and raise the backpack in a manner that looked like he had a gun in it and was about to begin firing at them.  Officers believed they were about to be shot and one officer discharged his weapon, striking the male more than once.  He was transported to the hospital.

As is customary when an HPD officer discharges his weapon and strikes a suspect, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, the HPD Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. 
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