Politics & Elections

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“Chavela.” Also, “Vanishing Frontiers.”

MONDAY, JULY 9 PROGRAM # 8376 12:00 PM PT “Chavela.” The film “Chavela: Trailblazer, Rebel, Icon,” showcases the life of the late ranchera singer Chavela Vargas. Born in Costa Rica, Chavela moved at an early age to Mexico City, where during the 1950s broke with Mexican mainstream conventions by dressing in pants, drinking tequila, smoking […]

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Mexicanos pendientes de los resultados electorales en las oficinas del Centro Binacional Indígena Oaxaqueño, FIOB, en Los Ángeles. Foto: Rubén Tapia.

In Los Angeles, Mexicans React to Elections with Doubts and Hope

The historic triumph of Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador was received in a Los Angeles neighborhood with a mixture of skepticism, surprise and hope.

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Mexico Edition.

FRIDAY, JULY 6 PROGRAM # 8375 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. There was a spontaneous day of celebration in the streets and downtown´s central plaza (Zócalo) of Mexico City. People were jubilant about the resounding triumph of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was elected president of Mexico with more than thirty million votes. His party […]

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Seguidor de López Obrador escuchando uno de sus discursos de campaña. Foto: www.host.madison.com.

López Obrador Soars to Win Historic Presidential Election

The center-left candidate Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador obtained an overwhelming victory in Mexico’s presidential elections last Sunday in what is widely seen as a clear sign that voters are tired of the crisis of corruption, violence and poverty plaguing the country.

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Fine for Anti-Gay Slur. Also, The New President and the Migrants.

THURSDAY, JULY 5 PROGRAM # 8374 12:00 PM PT Fine for Anti-Gay Slur. During the current World Cup, Mexico’s soccer team was fined after fans used offensive, anti-gay chants in the game with Germany. FIFA found the chant to be homophobic. A scholar who is a researcher and fan of the soccer sport and tradition […]

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Trump y Kris Kobach. Foto: www.theroot.com.

(Español) Secretario de Estado de Kansas busca gubernatura e insiste en la supresión del voto

(Español) La ley de registro entró en vigencia en 2013, “cuando los legisladores republicanos expresaron advertencias de fraude electoral desenfrenado”, una idea totalmente desacredita en ese estado, que obviamente resultó falsa.

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Voting Rights and Independence Day.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 PROGRAM # 8373 12:00 PM PT Voting Rights and Independence Day. On the 50th anniversary of the US Civil Rights Commission hearing in San Antonio on civil rights issues faced by Mexican Americans, an organizer remembers the landmark event and talks about the continuing challenge among Latino voters to get political representation. […]

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Mexico Makes History.

MONDAY, JULY 2 PROGRAM # 8371 12:00 PM PT Mexico Makes History. Mexicans made history after electing president this weekend center-left Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in the biggest election and for overwhelming margin. Seasoned journalists and election observers comment on the results in the presidential and congressional races, the election practices, voter turnout, the count […]

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En el triunfo de López Obrador. Foto: www.hom.bt.com.

(Español) Andrés Manuel López Obrador, es el presidente electo de México, y declara la guerra a la corrupción

(Español) “Con López Obrador hay un matiz diferente y se abre la posibilidad de algo distinto… Entonces, yo voy a votar por López Obrador, pero al día siguiente ya estoy en la oposición. !Ya desde ahora estoy en la oposición!

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Historic Mexican Election.

FRIDAY, JUNE 29 PROGRAM # 8370 12:00 PM PT Historic Mexican Election. This weekend, Mexican voters go to the polls to elect president and thousands of federal, state and local offices. Opinion surveys reveal a dramatic shift in the political mood of the country, with center-left Morena party and its candidate López Obrador widely seen […]

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