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Zydeco-Mexican Connection.

The Mexican American roots group and cultural institution Los Cenzontles is collaborating with young Zydeco accordion virtuoso Andre Thierry to create a new soulful sound. Through this musical collaboration, they celebrate the historic connection of Louisiana Creoles and Mexicans in their home communities of Richmond and San Pablo, California. This program is part of our […]

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Mexico Edition.

Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments. For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to archivosderb.org

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Linea Abierta Programming: WEEK OF JULY 28, 2014

MONDAY, JULY 28. PROGRAM # 7296  12:00 PM PT Zydeco-Mexican Connection. The Mexican American roots group and cultural institution Los Cenzontles is collaborating with young Zydeco accordion virtuoso Andre Thierry to create a new soulful sound. Through this musical collaboration, they celebrate the historic connection of Louisiana Creoles and Mexicans in their home communities of […]

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Migrant Crab Workers.

Mexican migrant women who pick crab meat or peel crawfish and came to the U.S. as H-2B guest workers are often victims of misleading recruitment, long work days, without overtime pay nor regular breaks. Seafood suppliers for major retail giants rely on this temporary labor. Former migrant women who worked in the North Carolina crab […]

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Accessing Health Care.

Experts discuss the experience those who enrolled in ACA’s enrollees are having in the marketplace. California insurance giant, Blue Cross, has been under charges the company the exaggerated the number of physicians and hospital networks to get consumers to buy their health plans. On other news, while open enrollment through health insurance marketplaces has ended […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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Immigration Edition.

A court struck down Arizona’s policy denying driver’s licenses to young DACA beneficiaries, and California is negotiating with federal authorities over the design of the permit for undocumented drivers. These and other news are reported, as well as tips for Dreamers and the undocumented on how to prepare for the license application. Guests: Dulce Matuz, […]

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Student Loans: Boon or Peril?

The costs of higher education have been transferred from the society to the student and federal policy changed from grants to loans, setting the stage for the current student debt crisis, says a prominent leader in higher education.  While Latino students don’t borrow more than the rest, they end up with more hardships to graduate […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |
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Mexico Edition.

With the votes of political parties (PRI, PAN and PVE) in favor, the regulatory laws which will open the electric and oil industry to foreign companies are set in place. According to specialists, the entrepreneurs in the electric sector will be called “supportive” and their earnings will be guaranteed. Meanwhile, in the oil production (natural […]

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Fair Pay for Guest Workers.

Mexican guest workers who were recruited and brought into the U.S. by landscaping giant TruGreen on H-2B visas have reached a settlement with the company. The plaintiffs complained that failing to reimburse travel and immigration-related expenses violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Under the agreement, the national provider of landscape services will reimburse the […]

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Alabama Schools: “Show Me Your Papers”?

Civil rights watchdogs found the vast majority of Alabama’s school districts were asking parents to provide their children’s Social Security numbers or birth certificates in violation of federal laws. Hundreds of families have reported problems when enrolling their children in school, raising the presumption of discrimination based on their immigration status. State officials are releasing […]

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