Biden Announces Re-election Bid, Chooses Latina Campaign Manager - This week, President Biden announced his re-election campaign. Latino leaders reacted with delight at the appointment of Julie Chavez Rodriguez, granddaughter of the legendary farm worker union founder, to head Biden’s campaign. One of Biden’s first challenges will be to dispel doubts about his advanced age and build confidence that he can once again defeat Republican Donald Trump. José López Zamorano brings us the details from Washington.
Leaders Urge New Policies to Address Immigration Crisis - Faced with the ongoing immigration crisis on the southern U.S. border, the Biden administration has proposed measures to invest in Central America in order to prevent families from the region from having to migrate north. Veteran immigrant leader Oscar Chacon comments on the measures and proposes a different approach. You can listen to the full interview in the archives of Línea Abierta for Tuesday, April 25 at radiobilingue.org.
In New Farm Bill, Big Battle for Historic Investment to Address Climate Disasters - The Farm Bill is going through intense negotiations leading up to a congressional vote in September. Every five years, Congress has to reauthorize a massive investment in subsidies to farmers and food programs in the country. The big battle this year is to make the Farm Bill a historic bill that protects agriculture against the climate crisis. To this end, some believe that it is necessary to start by saving farm laborers, the first victims of the disasters that devastate the agricultural fields. Victor Palomino reports from Fresno, California.