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California: “Epicenter of Climate Change.”

On the eve of a summit of world leaders to work on a climate change agreement in 2015, hundreds of thousands marched in New York City in what is announced as the largest climate change protest on record. California Gov. Brown spoke at the UN conference defending plans to price carbon and emissions and reduce […]

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

Just like the administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto created a presidential committee to compensate the victims of water contamination from the rivers Bacanuchi and Sonora with the purpose of avoiding the termination of the concession to the mining company Buenavista del Cobre, now the Secretariat of the Interior announced that the complaints about […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Sexual Exploitation.

Immigrant women and girls often suffer in silence sexual exploitation in their workplaces. These workers are subjected to rape or sexual harassment with impunity and don’t report abuses for fear of retaliation. Undocumented women worry about being fired or deported, and those with temporary contracts dread losing their guest-worker visas and jobs. What are the […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Deadline Looms for Insured Families.

More than 100,000 families risk losing health coverage purchased in federal health insurance exchanges after they failed to provide additional verification of immigration or citizenship status. Advocates urge the Obama administration to wait for consumers to clarify their status before ending their coverage. Next week, immigrants face a major deadline. Analysts also comment on the […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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Defeating Voter Abstention.

On National Voter Registration Day, dozens of national Latino groups join forces in a coordinated effort to register voters for the November 4 mid-term election. They expect Latinos to vote in record numbers for a mid-term election. What’s the mood among Latino voters? Will they show up to the polls this year? An expert on […]

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

Once it became public that Sonora’s governor, Guillermo Padres, built a water dam inside his ranch and it’s illegally gathering millions of cubic meters of water, Sonora’s residents are preparing to protest and ask for his dismissal. Padres, member of the National Action Party (PAN), built the dam with premiums and without bids to Acueducto […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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No Mouse Music. Also, Father Solalinde in the U.S.

The new feature documentary This Ain’t No Mouse Music! tells the story of roots music luminary Chris Strachwitz, founder of independent label, Arhoolie Records. Premiering this week on the U.S. West Coast, the film includes segments of legendary accordionist Flaco Jiménez and other storied indigenous maestros whose work is threatened by commercialist pop music. Guest: […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Mexico Edition.

Two years into the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto, the shortage of basic goods continues according to housewives. Meanwhile, sales clerks and service providers report low sales and refuse to pay more taxes because according to tax authorities vendors will now be required to register sales in computers, submit electronic receipts, make declarations via […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Elections Watch.

San Antonio’s state senator Leticia Van de Putte is running a strong campaign to become lieutenant governor, the second-highest office in Texas, a state with new voter ID laws and a struggling Latino voter turnout. A high ranking Republican comments about the heated political dispute for the House and the Senate in November. These and […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Mexico Edition.

Rogelio Amaya Martinez was forced to declare himself guilty of making a car explode in the downtown area of the Juarez City in the State of Chihuahua. Without an arrest warrant, Amaya Martinez and four other friends were apprehended and presented to the media as criminals. After three years and seventh months, investigations showed that […]

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