Politics & Elections

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Eve of Primaries.

On the eve of primary elections in seven states, political analysts focus on key races and issues in the primaries in California and New Mexico, where Latino voters are poised to play a decisive role in the outcome. The discussion includes a look into the Latino electorate numbers and potential impact, and statewide and congressional […]

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(Español) Legisladores disputan altos puestos del Ejecutivo estatal en primarias de CA

(Español) A pesar de estos esfuerzos, el panorama no es muy alentador. Según el Instituto de Políticas Públicas de California (PPIC), de los casi 24 millones de californianos elegibles para votar sólo 18 millones se han registrado, y dos millones de ellos son latinos.

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Net Neutrality Rules.

After a court struck down the FCC Net Neutrality Rules, the FCC proposed a new set of rules for net neutrality or Open Internet, a principle that forbids telecom giants from blocking or gives special priority to certain websites and states that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. Consumer rights groups say the new […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Minimum Wage Raise.

U.S. Congress and several states are considering legislation to raise the minimum wage. The small business community is divided. Some leaders think hiking minimum wage kills jobs and hits economic output, while others say more money for workers means less poverty and more sales. In this edition, a business woman shares her successful experience raising […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Asylum and Credible Fear Claims.

As violence escalates in Mexico and Central America, the numbers of claims for political asylum are rising, and so are the political attacks. A new study digs into the credible fear claims and the obstacles to get political asylum in the United States. Mexican exiles also comment on the first visit of representatives from the […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |

National Press: McConnell’s Victory, a Defeat for the Tea Party

(Español) La victoria de Mitch McConnell ocurrió ayer, un día en que otros cinco estados -Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Pennsylvania y Oregon- celebraron elecciones primarias. Y en muchos de esas contiendas de alto perfil, fue el establishment republicano quien salió airoso contra los rivales del Tea Party, como en la carrera de McConnell-Bevin.

Posted in Topics, Noticiero Latino, Politics & Elections |
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(Español) ¿Julián Castro como Secretario de Vivienda?

(Español) De ser postulado y confirmado al cargo sería el latino de más alto rango en esta administración; además de que apuntalaría la posibilidad, como ha sido mencionado, de convertirse en el probable compañero de fórmula o candidato a la vicepresidencia, de llegar a postularse Hillary Rodham Clinton a la Casa Blanca.

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Mexican Nationals outside the Country Granted More Voting Rights in Future Elections

(Español) Activistas calculan que la credencialización en el exterior pudiera ampliar el padrón electoral de tres a cuatro millones de nuevos electores.

Posted in Topics, Noticiero Latino, Politics & Elections |
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Immigration Edition: Border Patrol Complaints.

Almost all the mistreatment complaints filed against Border Patrol agents in which a formal decision was issued resulted in “No Action Taken.” Civil rights organizations are documenting the flaws in the complaint system and immigrant rights groups have released recommendations to DHS to address the problems with the CBP complaint process. A human rights organization […]

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Mujica and Obama.

Today, President Obama meets with Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica. They have human rights, global inclusion and global peace in their agenda. Linea Abierta opens its microphone and phone lines to discuss the debate on free trade and trade cooperation agreements, plus Uruguay’s marijuana law. Listeners voice their opinions over Uruguay’s marijuana law, some agree […]

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