Break-in at Mexico City-based independent magazine

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 13, 2021 Find out more News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 5, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Mexico RSF_en to go furthercenter_img July 3, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Break-in at Mexico City-based independent magazine 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News News Organisation Reports MexicoAmericas Receive email alerts Burglars remove computers, files and notebooks, after disconnecting surveillance camerasReporters Without Borders calls for more protection for the staff of Contralínea, a Mexico City-based independent magazine whose offices were broken into and ransacked on the night of 23 June, two months after a break-in at the home if its editor, Miguel Badillo.Before removing computer equipment and files from Contralínea’s offices, the unidentified burglars cut the cables of the surveillance cameras that the Mexico City prosecutor’s office installed in 2012 under the Federal Protection Mechanism for human rights defenders and journalists.The security measures had been requested by the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which were alarmed by the previous attacks on the magazine’s premises and personnel.After the latest break-in, the magazine’s management filed a complaint with the prosecutor-general and requested that the protective measures be extended to all of its staff.Badillo told Reporters Without Borders that no fewer than 19 computers, one video camera, three TV screens and a radio recording device, along with files, computer hard disks and notebooks, were taken during the 23 June break-in.He said he also reported the break-in that two armed men carried out in his absence at his home on 18 April. So far, the authorities have not identified any motive and the prosecutor-general’s investigation seems to have stalled.“We call on the Mexican authorities to immediately extend the protective measures and to expand them to cover Contralínea’s entire staff,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders America’s desk. “We also ask the prosecutor-general to ensure that those behind the break-in are quickly identified and punished in order to guarantee respect for Contralínea’s work.”Break-ins, searches and judicial harassment have become routine for Contralínea. It has repeatedly been sued by companies, including Zeta Gas, Blue Marine Technology and Oceanografía, in connection with its investigative reporting on corruption. Three lawsuits initiated in 2007 are currently being heard.In December 2013, the IACHR and Mexico’s interior ministry began investigating the various human rights violations against Contralínea’s journalists.Threats and other acts of intimidation against journalists often lead to fatalities in Mexico, where two journalists have already been killed since the start of the year. Contralínea’s founder, Ana María Yarce Viveros, was found murdered on 1 September 2011 after being abducted as she left its headquarters.Mexico is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.last_img read more

To residential landlords – how 2018 tax compliant are you?

first_imgLifestyleNewsPropertyTo residential landlords – how 2018 tax compliant are you?By Rose Rushe – June 8, 2018 2339 Kathleen Turner | #WeAreLimerick Episode 32 Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email Podcast: Joanne Ryan | WeAreLimerick Episode 31 For Rent Real Estate Sign in Front of HouseOurs is a fast moving world for landlords of residential private property, operating now in a market so under-stocked that Government intervention smacked rent caps on many urban and commuter zones. This Limerick Post feature, one of two, is not concerned with the politics/ morality of government strategy or of property owners looking to turn a buck but takes a close look at what landlords should be looking closely at: their tax returns. Our focus group in mind is the smaller owner who expanded prior to 2008 or more recently during the market low when cash sales ruled. In the post-boom years of doom, unemployment rose, income fell and taxes and charges issued by a starved Exchequer helped fill the deficit. Housing stock was vacated by the thousands and thousands who emigrated with their skillset and earning capacity. There were no buyers.Ten years on, that lunar landscape has changed and acquisitive vulture funds circle. Property Page met with tax expert Roy Finucane, director of the award winning Tax Assist Accountants firm on Roches Street, to keep up with these changing times and relevant legislation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Roy Finucane of TaxAssistAny punter can collect a suite of printed informational handouts from his front office, providing us generously with guidance  in the sea of rising and falling income thresholds, taxes, surcharges and compulsory  State registers such as Local Property Tax as well as Water Charges, the latter lapsed in controversy.“First of all, the single most important action for any landlord working in the present market is to have their property placed in registration on the Rental Tenancies Board (RTB). This is the single biggest thing for a landlord who has a mortgage to offset. You cannot claim tax relief on the interest paid with first registering with the RTB.“The other thing to be conscious of is that mortgage interest relief has risen working off 80 per cent of interest paid in 2017, then rising to 85 per cent in 2018 and hereafter.”Mortgage holders are issued annually by their lender with their certificate of their cumulative interest paid on the loan. It is this exact figure that interests Revenue.“Other things that people may not know about are the supports for social housing if you give your property over to the local authorities for accommodation. There are various schemes such HAP and RAS. If this is your situation, the mortgage interest relief is set at 100 per cent.“This is an incentive set by government strategy to open out more stock to local authorities around the country. People go into social housing schemes for the security of tenancy but rental income is set at lower than the market rate.”    Interview contiinues herecenter_img Previous articleTo residential landlords – how 2018 tax compliant are you? Part 2Next articlePippa O’Connor Ormond’s POCO by Pippa to pop up in Castletroy Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Kevin’s journey from special branch to the political heartland Average Limerick city homeowners paying €2,595 on their mortgage TechPost | John Lacey – Episode 5 Print TAGShapInterviewlandlordlandlordsmortgagePropertyRoy Finucanetaxtenant RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Land Without God | #WeAreLimerick Episode 30last_img read more

Second positive COVID-19 linked to same conference as first

first_imgHendricks County, IN—The Indiana State Department of Health has identified the second presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in the state. The patient, an adult who resides in Hendricks County, is in isolation at home with mild symptoms.The patient traveled to Boston in late February to attend the BioGen conference and developed mild flu-like symptoms on March 2. More than a dozen COVID-19 cases nationwide have been tied to the conference, including a Marion County resident who was identified Friday as Indiana’s first COVID-19 case. That patient also remains in self-isolation with mild symptoms.Dr. Kris Box with the ISDH is asking Hoosiers who attended the BioGen conference to self-quarantine at home, monitor for symptoms, and notify their local health department or a healthcare provider if they develop a cough, fever, or shortness of breath. This guidance is consistent with information BioGen shared with conference participants.last_img read more