Politics & Elections
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 PROGRAM # 8544 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments. Photo: Blog de Gina/Facebook For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to archivosderb.org
President Trump declared a national state of emergency after signing the bipartisan funding bill approved by both chambers of Congress that authorizes only a quarter of the $ 5.7 billion that he demanded for his border wall.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 PROGRAM # 8542 12:00 PM PT Fairness in the Fields. Democratic US legislators introduced the Fairness for Farm Workers Act to end the exclusion of farm workers from federal labor protections such as overtime pay and minimum wage. At the same time, advocates in New York push for a state law granting […]
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 PROGRAM # 8541 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. The lawyer of 25 undocumented former Trump employees charge the president with criminal conspiracy to violate immigration and trafficking laws and a US legislator urges the FBI to investigate the case and protect the witnesses. Also, as hundreds of Central American migrants arrive to […]
(Español) El flujo de la migración se halla en sus números más bajos en 50 años, pues fluye con el desempeño de las economías al norte y al sur de la frontera. Lo mismo que el crimen y otros delitos violentos. Los nacidos en Estados Unidos cometen más infracciones a la ley.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 PROGRAM # 8540 12:00 PM PT El Salvador: New President. Former San Salvador mayor Nayib Bukele was elected president in El Salvador with promises to combat corruption and violence, and stop mass migration. Bukele, who is credited with revitalizing the historic city downtown, built his reputation as a “millenial leader” through intense […]
The Secretary of State of Texas issued an alert questioning the citizenship of almost 100,000 voters, warning that they would be purged from the electoral roll if their files are not corrected.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 PROGRAM # 8539 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. While in October 2018 the government of Guerrero eliminated the state law that recognized community police as legal, these law enforcement agencies will continue operating in the 240 towns where they operate, reported a regional leader who spent four years in prison for commanding […]
After a weeklong delay due to the government shutdown, President Trump gave his State of the Union address. While calling for compromise and cooperation, Trump drew the scorn of the opposition after challenging Congress and demanding an end to investigations and money for a border wall.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 PROGRAM # 8538 12:00 PM PT Self-Driving Cars: Caution. The arrival of self-driving robot cars and trucks is being praised as a tremendous technological advancement that is radically changing transportation. However, a civil rights group warns that without rules for the industry, this technological revolution will bring hell to people of color […]