Massacre and Despair in Uvalde: “What are we doing?” – In the aftermath of the massacre of 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, many parents are living in fear: they fear for their children and for the future. In the face of political inaction, one U.S. senator confronted their colleagues with the question, “What are we doing?” Will Uvalde become the beginning of the end of these nightmares? Our news director Samuel Orozco reflects on the tragedy in Texas.
Critical Georgia Primaries Hand Defeat to Trump – The victories of Brian Kemp as the Republican candidate for re-election as governor of Georgia and Brad Raffensperger for Secretary of State have put former President Trump’s influence in doubt. Although the results were mixed, the higher profile races delivered a clear defeat to the former president. Trump went all out to unseat the two top officials, who refused to commit voter fraud in his favor in the last presidential election. Joining us from Atlanta, Yemillé Castejón presents an account of the day and the races that will be crucial in the midterm elections in November.
New Mexico Fire Victims Ask for Inclusion in Federal Aid – Firefighters from around the country are still in New Mexico battling the country’s largest wildfire, which began in mid-April. The federal government is distributing emergency resources to rebuild burned structures and help those affected. However, many families who have been in the region for generations fear they will be left out of this assistance. These are the families who live on communal lands known as “mercedes” or land grants, which were granted to local communities by the Spanish crown or the Mexican government. Yasmin Khan visited the devastated area and reports from Las Vegas, New Mexico.