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(Español) Arrancan los republicanos en el Congreso

(Español) En tanto, la líder de la minoría demócrata en la cámara baja, Nancy Pelosi acusó a los republicanos de poner en peligro el financiamiento de DHS: “En un momento de máxima alerta después de los ataques mortales de la semana pasada en París”.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Immigration |
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(Español) Reprimen a padres y normalistas de Ayotzinapa en Iguala

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Los militares utilizaron equipo anti motines y se reporta por lo menos 5 heridos. Al momento en que los padres denunciaban que tenían pruebas de que los soldados de ese batallón intervinieron en los hechos del 26 de septiembre, algunos normalistas lograron abrir la puerta del cuartel general…

Posted in Crisis de Derechos humanos, Homepage Feature, Mexico |
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Free Community College Education.

President Obama announced a proposal to pay the tuition of millions of community college students and make two years of college free. The plan, announced at a Tennessee college and modeled after a Tennessee’s community college program, is expected to run into strong Republican opposition in Congress. A White House representative discusses the details. Guests: Marco […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Línea Abierta |
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Mexico Edition.

After the price of oil fell, the Peña Nieto administration announces cuts to social spending that will impact healthcare, education, and aid programs for people who live in extreme poverty. At the same time, family members of the missing students continue their protests and demand that the Mexican Army be investigated. In addition, peasant leader […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Master Muralist Paints with the Whole Neighborhood

Fernando Torres visited this master muralist in one of her classes and in her workshop in West Berkeley and reports she involves the whole neighborhood when she paints a mural. This feature is part of our series “Raíces: Los Maestros. Stories About Artists Who Pass On Their Art to the Next Generation”.

Posted in Arts & Culture, Homepage Feature |
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President of Mexico’s Visit Marked by Protests

The visit sparked protests in several cities, by groups concerned about human rights in Mexico, after the disappearance of 43 teacher’s college students in the Mexican state of Guerrero. José López Zamorano reports from the nation’s capital.

Posted in Crisis de Derechos humanos, Homepage Feature, Immigration, Mexico |
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Fracking Bans. Also, Bullet Train: Breaking Ground.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) will be banned in New York. And recently, in California, in a major defeat to the oil industry, voters in two counties passed fracking bans. An environmental analyst explores the ramifications of these developments. Guests: Javier Sierra, Spokesperson, Sierra Club, Washington, DC. www.sierraclub.org. Also, Bullet […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment, Health |
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Dwayne and the TexMexplosion.

An interview with young, accordion virtuoso Dwayne Verheyden. Born in The Netherlands, Dwayne grew up listening to Tex-Mex music. He created his own band, “Dwayne and the Texmexplosion,” and eventually got to perform with Flaco Jiménez and other legends of Tejano music. This year, Dwayne created a sensation at the Tejano Music Awards in San […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Línea Abierta |
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(Español) Repudio a una visita presidencial poco productiva pero mediática

(Español) Llegaron muchas personas de otros estados como el de Washington, Texas, Delaware, California, Illinois, etcétera. “Obviamente todos sus guardias de seguridad, y los guardias de aquí no nos dejaba acercarnos bastante a Peña Nieto, incluso con un poco de violencia contra nosotros porque nos empujaban…”.

Posted in Crisis de Derechos humanos, Homepage Feature, Mexico |
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Peña Nieto at the White House. Also, Immigrant Detentions.

Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto visits the US and meets with President Obama today. A number of groups are descending on the White House to protest the human rights crisis in Mexico and the disappearance of students in Iguala, Mexico. Guests: Ted Lewis, Human Rights, Global Exchange, San Francisco, California; Cirpriana Jurado Herrra, Solidaridad Obrera, Santa […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |

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