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Guest Workers and Health Care Law.

The rights and responsibilities of migrants who work in the United States with temporary H-2A and H-2B visas under the Affordable Care Act have been largely absent from the national discussion, despite the fact that they often work in some of the US’ highest-risk environments. A farmworker health advocate and an ACA enrollment specialist answer […]

Posted in Economy & Labor, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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Immigration Edition.

Potential beneficiaries of President Obama’s executive action share their family stories with Republicans in Congress who attack the temporary relief. This program also includes testimony by immigrants in deportation proceedings or who have found sanctuary. A legal expert also joins the program to answer listeners questions. Guests: Angela Navarro, Desafía orden de deportación en santuario, […]

Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Free Nestora. Also, The Other Story on Iguala.

Imprisoned community police leader Nestora Salgado may be freed soon in Mexico, along with other political prisoners, after the governor of Guerrero has agreed to intervene. This is the state pressing charges against Nestora. In the US, legislators and legal experts urge the State Department to push Mexico to get Nestora released and allow her […]

Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Mexico Edition.

Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments. Photo: Aticolunatico/flickr  For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to archivosderb.org

Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |

Teletón for Disabled Children. Also, Global Climate Deals.

This week, the largest Spanish-language TV networks in North America host a telethon to raise millions for children with disabilities. TV personality Don Francisco started the first “teletón” in Chile, a project that is now hosted in Mexico, the US and several Latin American countries. The United Nations has questioned these campaigns, maintaining that the […]

Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment, Política |

Yaquis: Fight for the Water.

The state government of Sonora, in Northern Mexico, has built an aqueduct to siphon off waters of the Yaqui River to supply industry and other urban uses. The traditional authorities of the Yaqui Tribe are asserting their historic and legal rights to the water of the Yaqui Basin, the largest river system in the state. […]

Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |

Executive Action Challenged. Also, Apparel Industry and Central American Children.

House Republicans voted to block President Obama’s executive actions on deportations and a coalition of Republican states led by Texas announced a lawsuit challenging Obama’s authority on immigration. A top representative of the White House comments on the prospects for the deportation relief program as well as its financing plans. Guest: Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to […]

Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Ferguson, Staten Island, San Francisco.

As protests escalate over the death of Black males at the hand of police, a United Nations panel questions US record on police brutality. In response to the protests, President Obama asks Congress to approve funding to reform police departments, including equipping them with body cameras. Civil rights advocates join this edition to discuss the […]

Posted in Youth, Línea Abierta, Política |

<!–:es–>Edición México. <!–:–><!–:en–>Mexico Edition. <!–:–>

In response to the continuous protests for the past two months for the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto proposes changes to the Constitution, limiting the right to free demonstrations and allowing military occupation of any territory, displacing even elected officials, explains the specialist in constitutional law, Jaime Cárdenas Gracia. […]

Posted in Política |

Open Enrollment: First Weeks.

Nearly three weeks after the start of the second open enrollment period, experts bring news about how the health insurance marketplace is working and the changes to improve the experience buying insurance. How to renew marketplace coverage? How to save money, and get more services and doctors? How to apply for financial assistance? Guests: Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, […]

Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |

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