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“Chavela.” Also, “Vanishing Frontiers.”

MONDAY, JULY 9 PROGRAM # 8376 12:00 PM PT “Chavela.” The film “Chavela: Trailblazer, Rebel, Icon,” showcases the life of the late ranchera singer Chavela Vargas. Born in Costa Rica, Chavela moved at an early age to Mexico City, where during the 1950s broke with Mexican mainstream conventions by dressing in pants, drinking tequila, smoking […]

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Mexico Edition.

FRIDAY, JULY 6 PROGRAM # 8375 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. There was a spontaneous day of celebration in the streets and downtown´s central plaza (Zócalo) of Mexico City. People were jubilant about the resounding triumph of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was elected president of Mexico with more than thirty million votes. His party […]

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Fine for Anti-Gay Slur. Also, The New President and the Migrants.

THURSDAY, JULY 5 PROGRAM # 8374 12:00 PM PT Fine for Anti-Gay Slur. During the current World Cup, Mexico’s soccer team was fined after fans used offensive, anti-gay chants in the game with Germany. FIFA found the chant to be homophobic. A scholar who is a researcher and fan of the soccer sport and tradition […]

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Voting Rights and Independence Day.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 PROGRAM # 8373 12:00 PM PT Voting Rights and Independence Day. On the 50th anniversary of the US Civil Rights Commission hearing in San Antonio on civil rights issues faced by Mexican Americans, an organizer remembers the landmark event and talks about the continuing challenge among Latino voters to get political representation. […]

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Immigration Edition.

TUESDAY, JULY 3 PROGRAM # 8372 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. The family detention and separation crisis along the border, recent court rulings ordering reunification of thousands parents and children, the growing and multi-million dollar contracts that the federal government is awarding companies that profit from immigrant detention, the day of coordinated rallies in hundreds […]

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Mexico Makes History.

MONDAY, JULY 2 PROGRAM # 8371 12:00 PM PT Mexico Makes History. Mexicans made history after electing president this weekend center-left Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in the biggest election and for overwhelming margin. Seasoned journalists and election observers comment on the results in the presidential and congressional races, the election practices, voter turnout, the count […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics & Elections |
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Historic Mexican Election.

FRIDAY, JUNE 29 PROGRAM # 8370 12:00 PM PT Historic Mexican Election. This weekend, Mexican voters go to the polls to elect president and thousands of federal, state and local offices. Opinion surveys reveal a dramatic shift in the political mood of the country, with center-left Morena party and its candidate López Obrador widely seen […]

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Of Pesticides and Safe Drinking Water.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28 PROGRAM # 8369 12:00 PM PT Of Pesticides and Safe Drinking Water. Community leaders from California’s Central Valley discuss efforts to limit pesticide spraying around schools, daycare centers, and homes, and comment on recent news on the debate surrounding the widely used and highly toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, including Hawaii’s recent ban, becoming […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment, Health |
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“Freedom City.”

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 PROGRAM # 8368 12:00 PM PT “Freedom City.” The Austin City Council passed “Freedom City” policies to address the city’s racial disparity in arrests and citations by police and to make immigrants aware of their rights when stopped by police. On other story, a Catholic priest organized a series of sessions between […]

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Immigration Edition.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26 PROGRAM # 8367 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. As the Trump administration replaces its policy of family separation with an order to incarcerate children with parents and protests continue around the country, House Republicans move to vote on a Republican-only immigration bill that gives Trump 25 billion for the border wall and […]

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