Edición Semanaria (Weekly Edition)

In Georgia, President Biden Calls for Voting Rights Protections - This week, President Biden traveled to Atlanta, a city known as the birthplace of the civil rights movement, where he issued a national call to defend minority voting rights and change Senate filibuster rules if necessary. Biden’s visit to Georgia was welcome by Latino activists, who have expressed concerns about voter restrictions in Republican-controlled states. Yemille Castejón brings the details from Atlanta.

California’s Historic Law on Overtime Pay for Farmworkers Goes into Effect - Farmworkers in California can now receive extra pay for time worked beyond eight hours per day or 40 hours per week. The law, which began to be phased in three years ago, went into full effect on Jan. 1 for any employer with at least 26 employees on the payroll. From Fresno, in the agricultural heartlands of California’s Central Valley, Madi Bolaños shares reactions in the fields to the historic labor law. Bolaños is a reporter for KVPR Public Radio and part of the Central Valley News Collaborative.

First Migrant Caravan of the Year Beginning in Honduras - Hundreds of migrants from several countries are seeking to reach the United States from Honduras in the first caravan of 2022. Supported in social media, most of the travelers from Central America are expected to be joined by migrants from Haiti, Cuba, South America and other regions along the way. How was the caravan formed? Who is organizing it? What dangers does it face? Francisco Barradas answers these questions and presents some testimonies from Tapachula in Chiapas, Mexico.

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