Boys who witness violence in their homes are more likely to perpetuate this behavior as grown men and abuse their partners or wives. A growing movement by men seeks to change harmful attitudes and break this dangerous cycle. In this edition, we talk with two experts about how to engage fathers, brothers, friends and compadres [...]
Tucson, in Arizona, sparked widespread protests after it banned from public schools books by Chicano authors and a Mexican American studies curriculum. Statewide, Attorney General Tom Horne has stalled efforts to allow undocumented students pay in-state tuition. Now, a Latino professor vies for the top education post in the state: Superintendent of Public Instruction. What’s [...]
(Español) Los estudiantes suspendidos o expulsados tiene tres veces más posibilidades de que se metan en problemas y terminen en el sistema judicial.
Hundreds of thousands of American children are suffering withdrawal, aggression, separation anxiety, and symptoms consistent with PTSD, because of the wave of detentions and deportations of parents. “From a mental health perspective, the only categories we have to speak about this are depression, anxiety, somatic symptoms, ADHD, but I feel that those categories do not truly honor what is happening at a national level,” said Maria Jose Soerens. “In those conditions, to be honest, there is not much we can do as mental health professionals. The source of the stress is completely outside of the family. How can you teach a child to cope with conditions that are completely outside of anyone’s power?”
(Español) El gobierno informó que está en platicas con la embajada de México en Londres para que la joven pueda recibir personalmente el premio el próximo año.
The murder of community leaders in the state of Guerrero continues. Juan Lucena Ríos and José Luis Sotelo Martínez, farm workers from El Paraíso, were executed this week after announcing the creation of a community police. Both were leaders in demanding support for coffee farmers who lost their crops after storms Ingrid and Manuel, and [...]
Javier Sicilia in Second U.S. Peace Mission. Activist and renowned poet Javier Sicilia says Mexico’s Peña Nieto administration has been unwilling to fight against massive corruption and the country continues in a state of violence and disaster. He is visiting the OAS to address a comprehensive package of issues, including money laundering, guns, and drugs, [...]
This extended hour features live interviews with activists from the site of the arrest of fifteen demonstrators at the gates of the Atlanta ICE office and twelve arrested for blocking the way of a deportation ICE bus in Chicago. Demonstrators urge President Obama to halt deportations and expand deferred action the way DHS is doing [...]
House Speaker John Boehner closed a window of opportunity for the millions of undocumented immigrants by declaring that no formal talks will be held on the Senate-passed bill. Other Republican leaders have said that immigration reform will not pass in 2013. In response, pro-immigrant demonstrators are escalating their protests, from dramatic hunger strikes to street [...]
Factory of geniuses. Students of an impoverished elementary school that sits next to a waste dump near the U.S. border scored the best math grades in Mexico in a nationwide test. One of the students, 12-year old Paloma Noyola was declared a genius and the next Steve Jobs. The year before, students in the same [...]