Politics & Elections

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(Español) Catedrático de origen mexicano elegido por el Gobernador a la Corte Suprema de California

(Español) Esta nominación debe ser presentada a la Comisión de Abogacía del Estado, el Comité Judicial de Evaluación y Nominaciones, y confirmada por la Fiscal General de California, Kamala D. Harris y Joan Dempsey Klein. Si es confirmado el candidato aparecerá en la boleta de noviembre para la aprobación de los votantes.

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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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(Español) Julián Castro, actual secretario de Vivienda

(Español) Castro toma las riendas de la Secretaría de Vivienda sucediendo a Shaun Donovan, luego de que la ex Secretaria de Salud y Recursos Humanos, Kathleen Sebelius renunciara a su puesto y fuera reemplazada por Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Donovan, anterior titular de la cartera de Vivienda, ha sido designado por Obama como Jefe de Presupuesto de la Casa Blanca.

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Immigration Edition.

President Obama is seeking support from Congress to expedite deportation of migrant children. Conservative protesters blocked three buses transporting detained immigrant families. Legal experts call on the White House to ensure due process and human treatment for detained child migrants. From Central America an expert discusses the crisis of violence experienced by some Central American […]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics & Elections |
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Harris v. Quinn. Also, Dr. Mireles Arrested.

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling in Harris v. Quinn, a labor case which could have significant consequences on the future of organized labor in the country. At issue is whether public employee’s mandatory payment of union dues or fees is constitutional. This is a discussion on this and […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Immigration Edition.

A Senate bill in California would erase Proposition 187 from the code books. Another bill would ask California voters whether Congress should immediately enact immigration reform with a path to citizenship. Also discussed is the announcement made by President Obama to take an executive action towards an immigration reform and the crisis at the border. […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Topics, Politics & Elections |
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Latino Voters and the Midterm Election. Also, One Year After S. 744.

Almost four months before Election Day, this program begins a series exploring the impact of Latino voters. Analysts also discuss the impact of the Voting Rights Amendment Act bill to restore protections for Latino voters and the loss of voting protections under a U.S. Supreme Court decision nearly a year ago. Guests: Myrna Pérez, Deputy […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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(Español) Un casi desconocido del Tea Party sacude el establecimiento republicano

(Español) Con todo esto cabe pensar que más allá de los efectos que pueda tener en la clase política del Congreso, la derrota de Eric Cantor descobija el fuerte sentimiento antinmigrante de la población angloestadunidese, mayormente en el sur de este país.

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(Español) Primarias en California y Nuevo México

(Español) Por otra parte, en Nuevo México, la gobernadora republicana Susana Martínez tiene como rival en su búsqueda de la reelección al procurador general, el demócrata Gary King. El politólogo de la Universidad del Oeste de Nuevo México, Magdaleno Manzanares comenta esta contienda.

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Primary Elections Results.

The day after seven states held primaries, contributors report on the results of key statewide and congressional races in California and New Mexico. Analysts comment on the meaning of Tuesday’s results for the general elections in November and the low voter turnout in California. Guests: Araceli Martínez, News Reporter, Radio Bilingue, Los Angeles, CA; Erica […]

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