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Deadly Police Shooting Protests. Also, Sen. Ricardo Lara.

Local residents and the Mexican government are condemning the killing by police of farmworker Antonio Zambrano Montes in Pasco, Washington. A videotape shows Zambrano was walking away with his hands up when he was shot. Guests: Francisco Ríos, News Director, KDNA Radio, Granger, WA; Felix Vargas, Chairman, Consejo Latino, Pasco, WA; Kathleen Taylor, Executive Director, ACLU […]

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

In order for campesinos, or small farmers, to ge the agricultural credits offered by the Mexican government, they must first register to pay taxes and prove they have no debt, report protesters from the Indigenous and Campesino Front of Mexico. The protesters say the credits offered by President Peña Nieto will be managed by private […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Insurance Sign Up Deadline.

Feb. 15 is the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act to get health insurance benefits for 2015. That’s when the Marketplace closes until November. Many of those who remain uninsured are eligible for assistance, including Marketplace tax credits. In this edition, experts give information about eligibility for private coverage and Medicaid, and steps […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
Wednesday_673x324

Mexico’s Disappeared.

The California Senate condemned the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico, the County of San Francisco is calling for an international and independent investigation into this incident in Guerrero, and President Obama is proposing new though reduced funding for the Merida Initiative, to support Mexico’s security forces. Guests: David Campos, Member, Board of Supervisors, County […]

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

Senate Republicans have unsuccessfully tried to pass a DHS funding bill that ends Obama’s executive actions on immigration, including Dreamer protections. Likewise, a Republican-led bill proposing to build additional walls, roads and towers along the border has stalled in the House. A Republican analyst comments on these developments. Regular commentator Rosalba Piña answers questions from […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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California Drought Continues.

As California enters into a fourth year of drought, the aid is drying up. Local agencies are running out of funds to help farmworkers pay rent or get food, and small communities are having a hard time securing drinking water supplies. In Washington, California congressmembers push a bill to help drought-stricken communities better prepare for […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment |
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Mexico Edition.

Invited by the Bishop of Saltillo, Raúl Vera López, social activists are beginning work on a Citizen and People’s Constitution, which would put together a new government, at the service of the people, an initiative to which several movie and television actors have signed on. At the same time, in the state of Guerrero, a […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
Thursday_673x324

Health Enrollment: Final Week. Also, Calls for Inquiry on Iguala.

As the Feb. 15 deadline approaches, a health care expert discusses how to sign up for coverage on the Market Exchange, re-enroll, get finance assistance to lower the cost of monthly premiums, and check options for a more affordable health plan. Listeners are encouraged to call in to share concerns. Guests: Betzabel Estudillo, Health Policy […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
Wednesday_673x324

Minimum Wage Increases.

Twenty states have raised the minimum wage starting in January, some through ballot measures. And while Republican control of Congress makes a federal hike unlikely, grassroots campaigns across the country shift their efforts to voters and local governments. Experts discuss these campaigns with a focus on migrant workers of various legal statuses in low-wage industries. […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Política |
Tuesday_673x324

Human Trafficking Fighters. Also, Immigration Edition.

The White House gave the Coalition of Immokalee Workers a presidential recognition for “extraordinary efforts” to combat human trafficking. Among those efforts by the CIW, Secretary John Kerry highlighted the pioneering fair food program and the investigations that uncovered farm slavery operations across the southeast. In this program, the honoree discusses the state of modern-day […]

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Posted in Immigration, Línea Abierta, Política |

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