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Encuentro 2014. Also, Honoring Nati Cano.

Theater groups from throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico are coming together in old downtown Los Angeles for a month-long festival. Announced as the largest gathering of Latino/a theater in over 25 years, the national festival brings together 150 artists, including Pulitzer Prize winners, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Guest: José Luis Valenzuela, Founding […]

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Deportations and Electoral Politics. Also, Rubén Gallego.

President Obama gave a speech to Latino leaders addressing deep concerns about his decision to delay executive action on deportations. Obama encouraged his audience to get their constituents out to vote. An analyst comments on the repercussions of this issue on the upcoming elections. Guest: Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director, America’s Voice, Cleveland, OH, www.americasvoice.org Also, […]

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Immigration Edition. 

Central American activists are descending from all over California this week on Bakersfield to urge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader, to stop pushing for rocket dockets, fast-track deportation of unaccompanied migrant children. An immigration law expert comments on the elections, citizenship and the right to vote. Guests: José Cartagena, National Coordinator, Red Nacional […]

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Voter Deadlines. Also, New U.S. War.

On the voter registration deadline for states like Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, a civic leader announces last-minute efforts to energize Latino voters across the East Coast. He also comments on Florida’s voter purge moves against non-citizens as well as a state law that affects the voting rights of ex-convicts. Also commented was the impact of […]

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Mexico Edition.

With the repression of students from the Ayotzinapa teacher training college, in which six young people were assassinated and forty-three are missing, and with the death anniversary of the student massacre of 1968 approaching, the cry for democracy and justice from the student community and several social movements becomes louder throughout the country. In light […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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America by the Numbers. Also, Guadalupe Rivera Marín: 90th Birthday.

Journalist María Hinojosa tells the story of the “new America mainstream” in a new TV documentary series to be aired this fall on PBS. The series, titled “America by the Numbers,” explores the growing number and influence of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, immigrants, LGBT and other groups, as well as the meaning of these demographic […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Latino Voters. Also, David García.

With midterm elections almost a month away, a political expert comments on the projected impact of the Latino vote and the efforts to register more voters and train new leaders. He says Latino voter turnout will be higher than in 2010, there will be less participation from independent voters and Latino groups discuss punishment voting […]

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Immigration Edition

An advocate comments on the plans by ICE to open a privately-run, 2400-bed facility in Texas, to house detained migrant families; more than one hundred pro-immigrant groups voice their concerns and send a letter to President Obama. In California, Governor Brown approves law which will protect foreign workers from labor exploitation. A new law in […]

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California: “Epicenter of Climate Change.”

On the eve of a summit of world leaders to work on a climate change agreement in 2015, hundreds of thousands marched in New York City in what is announced as the largest climate change protest on record. California Gov. Brown spoke at the UN conference defending plans to price carbon and emissions and reduce […]

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

Just like the administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto created a presidential committee to compensate the victims of water contamination from the rivers Bacanuchi and Sonora with the purpose of avoiding the termination of the concession to the mining company Buenavista del Cobre, now the Secretariat of the Interior announced that the complaints about […]

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