Politics & Elections
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 PROGRAM # 8498 12:00 PM PT Latinos in Congress. Overcoming serious obstacles, Latinos increased their numbers in the US Congress to more than forty after the midterm election. This program includes conversations with newly-elected representatives who flipped seats in majority-Latino districts where voters were angered by Trumpism. How are they planning to […]
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 PROGRAM # 8497 12:00 PM PT Bracero Savings Fund. The Mexican Supreme Court ordered the Mexican government to pay former Braceros the savings fund withheld from their salaries when they worked in the US in the 1940s and 1950s. The lawyer and leaders of the veteran contracted workers clarify the confusion on […]
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11 PROGRAM # 8496 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. As US troops extend their deployment along the Mexican border, thousands of Honduran migrants face a humanitarian crisis and some camped out in front of an international gate staging a hunger strike. On other story, after testifying before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights […]
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 PROGRAM # 8495 12:00 PM PT Search for the Common Dream. At a time when a divisive rhetoric on immigrants from Central America is threatening to alienate Latinos, leaders from various Latino backgrounds meet at the United Nations headquarters to seek common ground and pledge to work on dispelling false perceptions and […]
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 PROGRAM # 8489 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: Marco Mera Vazquez/Facebook For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to archivosderb.org
(Español) “Esa parte del tiempo de mi prisión, siempre me hace llorar; porque… fue muy duro. Estar alejado de lo más valioso que uno tiene, sus hijos… ¡es muy duro!”.
(Español) Tras mucho resistirse, David Valadao concedió por fin su derrota ante T. J. Cox, quien se había retirado de la contienda primaria por el Distrito 10, para competir por el Distrito 21 contra el representante Valadao. Ahora Cox representa al electorado de este distrito en la cámara baja.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 PROGRAM # 8493 12:00 PM PT Meet the Elected Women. A record number of women were elected to office in the midterm elections, and they flipped a number of seats. The new US Congress will have more female representatives than ever. Women won four gubernatorial races. Elected women officials who made history […]
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 PROGRAM # 8492 12:00 PM PT Changing of the Guard at the UFW. Teresa Romero was elected to succeed Arturo Rodriguez as president of the United Farm Workers, becoming the first Latina and first immigrant in leading a national labor union in the US. In this special Labor Day edition, the outgoing […]
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3 PROGRAM # 8490 12:00 PM PT “The Sentence.” HBO’s new film The Sentence tells the story of Cindy, a mom sentenced to fifteen years in federal prison for drug crimes committed by her deceased former boyfriend. The documentary sheds light on the devastating effects on the family of incarceration, mandatory minimum laws, […]