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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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Plan Mexico.

The U.S. and Mexico have signed a security cooperation agreement to fight drug trafficking, organized crime and money laundering. The controversial agreement called Merida Initiative or Plan Mexico is today the target of coordinated protests around the US from critics. They claim US funding is helping promote police corruption, impunity, and more violence. This edition […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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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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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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Mexico Edition.

According to information filtered to journalist José Antonio Rivera, some of the missing teacher’s college students are in the mountains of the Eastern Sierra Madre, in an impenetrable area controlled by paramilitary groups. According to the reporter’s sources, the students are working as slaves, refining opium gum, after having worked in the Carrizalillo gold mine. […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |

Linea Abierta Programming: WEEK OF DECEMBER 1, 2014

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1. PROGRAM # 7396 12 PM PT 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 […]

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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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Ferguson Watch. Also, Mexico Faces the Court. Also, Detained demonstrator.

In Ferguson, a city with a history of racial tensions, a grand jury decides not to bring criminal charges against the White police officer who killed unarmed young Black Michael Brown. After the verdict, protests erupted in most major cities in the nation. A civil rights expert comments on the case. Guest: Martin Castro, Chairman, […]

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Posted in Youth, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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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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