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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.   For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to archivosderb.org

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Alabama Schools: “Show Me Your Papers”?

Civil rights watchdogs found the vast majority of Alabama’s school districts were asking parents to provide their children’s Social Security numbers or birth certificates in violation of federal laws. Hundreds of families have reported problems when enrolling their children in school, raising the presumption of discrimination based on their immigration status. State officials are releasing [...]

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Posted in Education, Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Immigration Edition.

Human rights advocates call on Washington to give detained migrant children detained a humane treatment and refugee status. A Republican congressman who played a key role on immigration in the House says he was told by House Republican leaders that immigration reform is dead. Pulitzer-winner undocumented journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, was detained by Border Patrol [...]

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Alvarado Sisters.

Three teenage, exiled minors continue their search for their mother and for justice, more than four years after their mother was abducted and disappeared allegedly by Mexican soldiers in the northern state of Chihuahua, an unprecedented case that is being investigated by the Interamerican Court of Human Rights. The Alvarado sisters have formed the group [...]

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

The exodus of migrant children has polarized the feelings of the society in the United States. While a group of armed civilians has called to patrol the southern border to stop the arrival of undocumented migrants, pro-immigrant organizations have filed a lawsuit against the federal government for expediting the deportation process of the detained minors [...]

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World Cup Finals.

Fueled in part by young Latinos, the World Cup fever is catching up in the U.S. As the tournament gets into its final stage, commentators discuss the sudden surge of new viewers for Spanish-language networks in the U.S. and the controversial coverage by some TV commentators. Guests also talk about the highlights, hopes, suspense and [...]

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Posted in Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Calls to Free Dr. Mireles.

This program features a report and selected calls from listeners who comment on the debate surrounding the humanitarian crisis of Central American children detained along the border, amid calls from conservative lawmakers to deport them via fast track and recommendations by United Nations officials to treat them as refugees. In addition, advocates and listeners comment [...]

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Supreme Court on Birth Control.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some companies will be allowed to deny insurance coverage for contraception. The court decided that requiring some employers to pay insurance coverage for contraception violates federal protections for religious freedom. Latina leaders say this decision would allow bosses to interfere with the personal health care decisions of their employees. [...]

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

With the arbitrary detention of doctor Jose Manuel Mireles and the creation of the group guardias rurales, the Peña Nieto administration militarized a problem considered to be a public safety issue and made a political prisoner of the man who rose up in arms to combat drug trafficking in the state of Michoacan, said in [...]

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Harris v. Quinn. Also, Dr. Mireles Arrested.

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling in Harris v. Quinn, a labor case which could have significant consequences on the future of organized labor in the country. At issue is whether public employee’s mandatory payment of union dues or fees is constitutional. This is a discussion on this and [...]

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