In today’s Bwoglines, Mexico is hitting the headlines with two very different yet positive news: the extradition of El Chapo’s son, a dangerous drug cartel leader, and the annual NYC Mexican Day Parade!
Happening in the World: International aid from the UN—which includes medicines, emergency surgical supplies, and body bags— has arrived in the Libyan city of Benghazi to offer relief from the devastating flood that affected the port city of Derna and that was caused by the collapse of two dams. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 4,000 bodies have been recovered, with 9,000 still missing. According to the International Organization for Migration, over 38,000 people have been left homeless (The Guardian).
Happening in the US: The US Department of Justice has announced that the son of famous Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” Ovidio Guzmán López has been extradited from Mexico to the United States. While a court appearance hasn’t been established yet, it is expected to happen on Monday. Ovidio Guzmán will face charges for his role as leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most powerful narcotics trafficking organizations (CNN).
Happening in NYC: NYC’s 29th annual Mexican Day Parade is happening starting at noon from 50th to 27th Street of Madison Avenue. It will celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain, which falls on September 16 every year, and showcase the country’s rich culture. Before the parade, a Catholic Mass will happen at 9 am at St.Patrick’s Cathedral (Gothamist).
Happening in Our Community: Community Impact is hosting its second Open House where students will be able to learn about its different volunteering programs and ways of getting involved with the Morningside Heights, Harlem, and Washington Heights communities.
Mexican flag via Wikimedia Commons