Edición Semanaria (Weekly Edition)

Texas Lone Star Operation Could be a Major Diversion of Public Funds – A year after the launch of the billion-dollar Operation Lone Star along Texas’ southern border, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says the campaign has been a resounding success in stopping the flow of undocumented immigrants and drug traffickers. However, after a nine-month investigation, a group of reporters found that such claims are based on inflated numbers and questionable reporting. Andrew Rodríguez Calderón, an analyst with the Marshall Project discusses the results of the investigation in an interview with Chelis López. You can listen to the full interview in the archives of Línea Abierta for Tuesday, April 12 at radiobilingue.org.

Hurricane Survivor Warns of Season Ahead – Hurricane season is approaching, and experts warn that they are expected to become more frequent and powerful and their effects more devastating due to global warming. José López Zamorano spoke with a survivor of the worst disaster to hit Puerto Rico, who shares her personal experience as an environmental refugee.

In a Low Turnout During a Historic Election, Mexicans Ratify President Lopez Obrador – Mexicans have voted to keep President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in office in Mexico’s first ever recall referendum. Although an overwhelming majority voted in favor of the president completing his term, the referendum had a very low turnout and fell short of the number required to make the result binding. Citlali Saenz brings details from Mexico City.

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