Mexican-American Breweries Unite to Celebrate, Help Undocumented Immigrants with Two New Beers

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Jul 10, 2017, 4:02 pm
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The money made from sales of both beers has been donated to an organization that supports undocumented immigrants in Colima, Mexico. . (Facebook)

EspañolWhen Esteban Silva, Director of Cervecería Colima, noticed that many of his workers were undocumented immigrants, he decided to honor them and other immigrants with a new product.

As a result, American and Mexican breweries alike — including Mexican Beer company Loba and the AmericanYakima Chief-HopsUnion — joined forces to invent two new beers.

The Bale Breaker Brewing Company, South Norte, Ronin Fermentation Project and various other breweries also became involved in the effort. They donated the necessary malt to make the beer. That effort has given life to two new beers honoring the work of undocumented immigrants who risk their lives to come to America for a better future.


One of the beers is called Loba Nómada, which is brewed in Guadalajara. It is a New England India Pale Ale with barranqueño mango. The second, named Vale Bale, was crafted in Colima. It’s a Pale Ale with a hint of coconut, which is a vital crop in the region.

Both beers have been put on the market by their producers, with parts of each sale going to Casa del Migrante Corazón Samaritano de Tecomán — a Colina-based non-profit organization that supports immigrants in Yakima Valley.

Sources: Animal Gourmet, Animal Político

Elena Toledo Elena Toledo

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

Dominican Supreme Court Releases Nine of Ten Suspects in Odebrecht Corruption Case

By: Karina Martín - Jul 10, 2017, 3:59 pm
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EspañolNine of the 10 suspects involved in the Dominican Republic's Odebrecht corruption case have been released after the country's Supreme Court found there was insufficient evidence to hold them. Each of them was connected to a bribe scandal involving the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which has offered bribes to officials across Latin America in exchange for building project contracts. They were arrested this June but subsequently released this week. Read More: Videotapes Implicating Ecuador Officials in Odebrecht Corruption Surface in Brazil’s Probe Read More: Correa Says He Will Be Accused of Corruption in Ecuador Odebrecht Case According to President of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court Miriam Germán, records from the Prosecutor's Office "do not have categorical or precise statements concerning the actions of the accused." "Given the present state of affairs for this process, and with the money spent on coercion, we are facing clear difficulties," Germán said of the case. The court is only keeping Ángel Randón in preventative custody, which will last one year, based on bribery accusations. The other nine people have been allowed to go. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); });     One of the former prisoners,  Temístocles Montás, was serving as Defense Minister of Industry and Commerce at the time of his arrest last May. Montás paid US $326,000 in fines, though he is still prohibited from leaving the country and must check in periodically with authorities. The same deal were given to former Senate Leader Andrés Bautista, former Senator Ruddy González and former Director of Energy and Electricity Regulation Institute Radhamés Segura. Senators Julio César Valentín and Tommy Galán are also involved in the case, and have been told to pay a fine and not leave the country. Neither of them appealed the ruling. Only Bernardo Castellanos, who is currently outside of the country and wanted by Interpol, was absent from the process. Sources: La Prensa; Telemundo; El Universal.

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