New Earthquake Devastates Central Mexico – For the second time in two weeks, a powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City and several states in central Mexico. Tuesday’s event occurred on the anniversary of the devastating 1985 earthquake. At the time of this edition, dozens of buildings are reported to have crumbled, and at least 285 people have died. From Mexico City, Citlali Sáenz reports on the disaster and the extraordinary outpouring of citizen assistance and international aid.
Young Immigrants Repudiate Pact Between Democrats and Trump – In Washington, as the countdown begins against DACA, the program that protects young immigrants from deportation, the largest African-American civil rights group has filed a lawsuit against President Trump over ending DACA. Meanwhile, young “Dreamers” are calling out Democratic leaders in Congress for reaching an agreement with Trump on the legalization of young people facing the imminent threat of loss of DACA status. Jose Lopez Zambrano has the details from Washington.
Programs to Train Doctors in Poor Communities Under Threat – Poor rural communities face a chronic scarcity of general practitioners. To address this problem, the Affordable Care Act established local training programs to encourage new doctors to remain in these communities. However, these programs are on a tight rope due to the Trump administration’s plans to repeal and replace Obamacare. Heidi de Marco, a journalist with Kaiser Health News, tells us how these programs are working in California’s Central Valley.