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Guest Workers Win Trafficking Case.

A federal jury awarded more than 14 million to five Indian guest workers who claimed they were defrauded and subjected to labor trafficking, racketeering and false imprisonment by a Gulf Coast company. More than 200 other worker claims are pending, in a case that, combined with others, is announced as one of the largest labor […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Política |
Wednesday 2_673x324

Línea Abierta: 20 Years.

With a live-audience panel aired via satellite from Albuquerque, Línea Abierta premiered the first program twenty years ago. The opening program aired a debate on poverty and efforts in Congress to end welfare. This edition features voices of the first years of Línea Abierta, the first nationally-distributed talk show in Spanish in the US public […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
Tuesday_673x324

Immigration Edition.

President Obama announced that the Department of Justice is filing a request for an emergency stay to lift the injunction that has delayed the launching of DACA II and DAPA. Analysts also comment on the DHS funding battle in Congress and the prospects that the DHS will shut down by Friday. Guests:  Maru Mora Villalpando, […]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
Monday_673x324

Zambrano Killing Investigation.

A video shows unarmed Antonio Zambrano Montes moving away from police when he was shot to death. Local law agencies are conducting an investigation into the incident, the family accuses the police of wrongful death, state authorities seek an independent investigation, and advocates urge the US Department of Justice to launch a federal probe. This […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
Friday_673x324

Mexico Edition.

The orphans of the 65 miners who died in a disaster in Pasta de Conchos, Coahuila, are now teenagers. Nine years ago, when the mine exploded, they did not understand the tragedy. Now, they understand the meaning of death and sadness has followed them through life. Since they have no graves to cry at, they […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
Thursday 2_673x324

Keystone XL Pipeline Showdown. Also, Islamophobia’s Rise.

The Republican-controlled Congress passed a bill to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. President Obama has promised to veto it, demanding time to determine whether the project is in the national interest. A top Democrat congressmember comments on this confrontation. Guest: Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus. Also, Islamophobia’s Rise. […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment, Política |
Wednesday_673x324

Father Solalinde.

Mexican human rights champion, Father Alejandro Solalinde, addresses college students in Los Angeles. Among the issues, he discusses violence, the disappeared of Ayotzinapa, and the grassroots initiative to convene an alternative Constitutional Congress and reshape the Mexican State. Guests: Father Alejandro Solalinde, Mexican Catholic Priest, Director of “Hermanos en el Camino” Migrant Shelter, Oaxaca, Mexico; […]

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Posted in Crisis de Derechos humanos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
Tuesday_673x324

New DACA Halted.

A federal judge temporarily blocks DACA expansion and the new DAPA, the deportation relief programs created by President Obama’s executive action. The ruling comes as thousands were getting ready to apply for the new DACA program that was scheduled to rollout the next day. Guests: Larry Kleinman, Member, Board of Directors, Fair Immigration Reform Movement […]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
Monday_673x324

Deadly Police Shooting Protests. Also, Sen. Ricardo Lara.

Local residents and the Mexican government are condemning the killing by police of farmworker Antonio Zambrano Montes in Pasco, Washington. A videotape shows Zambrano was walking away with his hands up when he was shot. Guests: Francisco Ríos, News Director, KDNA Radio, Granger, WA; Felix Vargas, Chairman, Consejo Latino, Pasco, WA; Kathleen Taylor, Executive Director, ACLU […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
Friday_673x324

Mexico Edition.

In order for campesinos, or small farmers, to ge the agricultural credits offered by the Mexican government, they must first register to pay taxes and prove they have no debt, report protesters from the Indigenous and Campesino Front of Mexico. The protesters say the credits offered by President Peña Nieto will be managed by private […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |

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