Edición Semanaria (Weekly Edition)

Manhattan grand jury indicts former President Trump on criminal indictment – In an unprecedented event in U.S. history, Donald Trump became the first former president to be criminally indicted by a Manhattan grand jury. Trump, who must turn himself in or be arrested, is accused of bribing porn star Stormy Daniel to not disclose his extramarital affair during the presidential campaign that brought him to the White House. Although many celebrate the decision, some believe that Trump could emerge stronger from the incident. José López Zamorano reports from Washington, DC.

Dozens Die in Fire During Protest at Mexico Migrant Detention Center - Dozens of immigrants died during a fire at a Mexican detention center in the border city of Ciudad Juarez. The blaze began when detainees set fire to mattresses in protest after rumors that they would be deported, according to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Human rights advocate Helena Olea told us that this does not diminish the responsibility of the Mexican government, whose custody the detained immigrants were under when they died. The full interview is available in the archives of Línea Abierta for Tuesday, March 28 at radiobilingue.org

Prison Company Sued for Exposing Immigrants to Toxic Disinfectant - A lawyers’ association sued the multi-million dollar prison company Geo Group last week in a California court, accusing it of putting detainees at risk of chemical poisoning. Hundreds of detainees complained of having suffered the after-effects of poisoning after being sprayed without warning with a disinfectant at Adelanto Correctional Facility during the Covid pandemic. The plaintiffs announced their lawsuit this week in front of the Riverside Courthouse. Ruben Tapia reports.

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