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Guest Workers and Health Care Law.

The rights and responsibilities of migrants who work in the United States with temporary H-2A and H-2B visas under the Affordable Care Act have been largely absent from the national discussion, despite the fact that they often work in some of the US’ highest-risk environments. A farmworker health advocate and an ACA enrollment specialist answer […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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Pasatono Orquesta. Also, Obama Announces Historic Shift on Cuba.

The Pasatono Orquesta, a band in the traditional style of the highland villages in Southern Mexico, tours the US. Pasatono mixes festive music with traditional Mixtec instruments. Their new album, Maroma, was named after a popular travelling circus, and recreates the sounds of Gypsy marches and the ambience of clown performances. Leaders of the band […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Immigration Edition.

Potential beneficiaries of President Obama’s executive action share their family stories with Republicans in Congress who attack the temporary relief. This program also includes testimony by immigrants in deportation proceedings or who have found sanctuary. A legal expert also joins the program to answer listeners questions. Guests: Angela Navarro, Desafía orden de deportación en santuario, […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Executive Action Challenged. Also, Apparel Industry and Central American Children.

House Republicans voted to block President Obama’s executive actions on deportations and a coalition of Republican states led by Texas announced a lawsuit challenging Obama’s authority on immigration. A top representative of the White House comments on the prospects for the deportation relief program as well as its financing plans. Guest: Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to […]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Open Enrollment: First Weeks.

Nearly three weeks after the start of the second open enrollment period, experts bring news about how the health insurance marketplace is working and the changes to improve the experience buying insurance. How to renew marketplace coverage? How to save money, and get more services and doctors? How to apply for financial assistance? Guests: Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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Executive Action.

After President Obama announced executive orders expanding deferred action on deportations, the expectations are high among immigrant families. What do the orders mean for immigrant families? How can they prepare to apply for administrative relief? How to avoid being victims of fraud? Also, a report and analysis on the House Judiciary Committee hearing about President […]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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María Suárez.

At the age of 15, Maria Suárez was sold for $200. Her captor was murdered and she was falsely blamed for the crime. She spent nearly 28 years in prison. Today, Suárez is recognized as a hero and champion of victims of trafficking and slavery.
Her testimony helped in passing the California Trafficking Victims Protection Act […]

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Posted in Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Maíz: Our Mother.

On the day the nation marks the Thanksgiving holiday, this is a conversation with Roberto Rodríguez about his book “Our Sacred Maíz is Our Mother.” In his newly-released book, Rodríguez submits that corn has been central to the traditional diet of Mexicans since ancestral times and, despite attempts by Spanish conquerors and modern-day assimilationist forces, […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Executive Action: Primer.

President Obama spoke to the nation from the White House announcing executive steps to bring deportation relief for millions. He also traveled to Las Vegas, where he spoke at a high school rally trying to draw public support for his immigration plans. Experts discuss the details of the administrative action and share resources available for […]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Food Chains.

A documentary about a group of tomato pickers in Southern Florida who battle the powerful supermarket industry is being released in theaters around the nation this week. The film, whose leading team includes actress Eva Longoria, exposes the human cost of our food supply and the complicity of global fast food and supermarket chains in […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Economy & Labor, Latinos, Línea Abierta |

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