LARGE EARTHQUAKE HITS BOLIVIA
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook Bolivia Monday, though no injuries were reported due to the quake’s epicenter striking 346 miles below the surface.
According to ABC News, only light tremors were felt in La Paz, Bolivia’s capital, and as far as Sao Paulo, Brazil where people evacuated buildings.
“I felt a little dizzy. But then I looked at the window and the curtains were shaking,” said lawyer Hugo Vecchiatto in an interview with ABC News. “Soon after, the administration of the building told us to evacuate. Nothing was broken or fell off, though. In the end, it was funny because we never expect these kinds of things to happen in Sao Paulo.”
The San Calixto Observatory in La Paz recorded the earthquake as one of the most powerful quakes to have ever struck Bolivia.
IN TWEET, TRUMP SAYS DACA IS DEAD
President Donald Trump proclaimed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals as ‘dead’ in a tweet Monday morning.
“DACA is dead because the Democrats didn’t care or act, and now everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon,” President Trump said in a tweet. “No longer works. Must build Wall and secure our borders with proper Border legislation. Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!”
This tweet comes after President Trump recently signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that did not include funding for his proposed border wall. This garnered complaints from conservatives who have criticized him for not following through on his promises made during his presidential campaign.
Congress was given until March 5 to pass legislation that would decide the fate of approximately 700,000 Dreamers. Congress failed to pass legislation and the program is no longer accepting new applications.
RENO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REMOVED
Allegations of sexual harassment and financial misconduct were made against the executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Reno last month. He has since been removed.
According to documents obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal, Marty Ozer, 80, was accused of sexually harassing female staffers, misusing the charity’s credit card and a flight voucher, and downloading pornography on his work computer. Tax filings showed that in 2016, Ozer was paid more than $93,000 as head of the organization, the Associated Press reports.