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Trump Keeps Carrier Air Conditioning Company from Moving to Mexico

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Nov 30, 2016, 10:52 am
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Trump said over Thanksgiving that he was in talks with the company to save nearly 2,000 jobs. (Jeremy Spencer)

EspañolCarrier air conditioning company announced this Tuesday on Twitter that it won’t be moving its operations from the state of Indian to Mexico as it originally planned.

“We are happy to have arrived at a deal with President-elect Donald Trump and with VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy,” the company said. “More details soon.”

The company had announced last February that it would close two Indiana plants, one of which employs 1,400 people and the other, which is United Technologies Controls, that employs 700 workers. The jobs would have been transferred to Mexico in 2017, saving the company US $65 million in labor costs, according to the company.

President-elect Trump also took to Twitter to announce Carrier’s decision. He said Thursday that he would visit Indiana and that it would be a big day for the state and its great workers, while thanking Carrier again.

One of Trump’s promises was to keep jobs in states like Indiana, and to avoid outsourcing to Mexico. He threatened to tax companies that were moved outside of the United States.

Over Thanksgiving, Donald Trump said on his Twitter account that he was in talks with Carrier to convince them not to move to Mexico.

 

The company has had operations in the state of Nuevo León in Mexico since 1947, where it had four plants, 2,50o jobs and over US $200 million in investments.

On November 25, Secretary of Economic Development in Nuevo León said the state had its doors open to support Carrier and any other foreign or domestic companies.

“We are in permanent communication with the directors of Carrier here in Nuevo León, not just relating to investment but to the development of supplies.

Source: El Universal

Elena Toledo Elena Toledo

Educator by trade, social-media apprentice, activist for a democratic Honduras, and free thinker. Follow her on Twitter @NenaToledo.

El Salvador Leftists Admit Fidel Castro Aided their Side in Civil War

By: Adriana Peralta - @AdriPeraltaM - Nov 30, 2016, 8:42 am
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EspañolMembers of the leftist party Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front came clean this weekend about how Fidel Castro aided their side of the civil war that took place between 1980 and 1992. FMLN members met on Sunday to discuss the passing of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Secretary General of the party Medardo Gonzáles recognized the support Castro had provided the party during the war, in the form of planning military and paramilitary tactics as well as healthcare for wounded soldiers. "He accompanied us in this process and in this fight," he said, describing how he, Castro and others would dedicate hours to discussing general strategy and tactics that they wanted to implement. https://twitter.com/FMLNoficial/status/803228782467444740 These statements contrast with those made by Castro himself in November 2000, when confronted by then-President of El Salvador Francisco Flores. During the tenth Ibero-American Summit in Panama, Flores accused Castro of having interfered in El Salvador, especially during the civil war, a conflict that left more than 70,000 dead. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); });   On that occasion, Castro denied the accusations. "You are accusing me of deaths in El Salvador," Castro said. "I haven't accused you. If I have to accuse you, I accuse you." "Fidel also didn't hide what he did or what he was doing," Gonzáles recalled, and thanked Castro, the Cuban people, the COmmunist Party and Raul Castro for the help and support. Sources: EDH, El Diario de Hoy.

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