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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: @talladeboina36 via Mas de 131 For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to archivosderb.org

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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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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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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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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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Repercussions of Ferguson.

After the African American community in Ferguson, MO, erupted in protests over the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer, Latino leaders spoke out in support of groups seeking justice. Is the Ferguson incident hitting Latinos close to home? How are Latinos impacted by arrest-related deaths or police […]

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

Without any penalties to the mining company Buenavista del Cobre, for the contamination of two rivers, the environmental emergency was lifted in Sonora and using public funds, the cleaning of tributaries which serves about 22-thoundand people and seven municipalities begins. In this edition, the execution of Rocio Mesino Mesino is narrated. She was the director […]

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Foreign Labor Contractors.

The Governor of California and the Mexican Secretary of Labor agreed to create a voluntary pilot program to protect Mexican temporary workers against abuse by unscrupulous recruiters. At the same time, in California, legislators are advancing a bill that would require foreign labor contractors to register with the state and give workers detailed information about […]

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Latina Teacher Leads Largest Union.

An interview with Lily Eskelsen García, who will take office next week as president of the National Education Association, breaking ground as the first Latina to head the nation’s largest union. She comments about her plans to bring more clout to the teachers’ union, the reformers’ “toxic obsession with standardized testing,” the ruling of a […]

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Mexico Edition.

Four years have passed since the massacre of 72 migrants in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Relatives of those victims in El Salvador demand for the governments involved to help stop the migration. Some of the pointed factors for the migration of people are the lack of employment in their countries, the persecution and violence […]

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