Colorado Springs Victims Remembered with Vigils and Tributes – A man armed with a high-powered rifle and handgun stormed into an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs last week, killing five and wounding at least 18. He was eventually subdued by two unarmed patrons. The massacre, perpetrated while patrons were enjoying a show on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, is widely seen as an attack inspired by political hate speech. Ruben Tapia reports on the vigils and other reactions in Colorado and across the nation.
On Thanksgiving, Many Urge Green Cards for Farmworkers – On the eve of Thanksgiving, a contingent of farmworkers from California, Oregon, Texas, and other states traveled to Washington D.C. to demand that lawmakers pass a bill to legalize farmworker residency before the end of the year and before newly elected officials join the House of Representatives. Organizers say this is a way to show appreciation to a community of workers that was considered essential during the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marco Vinicio Gonzalez brings us this report.
Discos Corasón: Three Decades Promoting Giants of Traditional Music – Thirty years ago, Discos Corasón was born in Mexico, a small music company determined to distribute the selected works of the greats of traditional Mexican music. Its recordings include the Tierra Caliente violinist Juan Reynoso, La Negra Graciana, Chavela Vargas, and many other talented performers who do not find a place in commercial media. This unique label has also promoted the music of Cubans Omara Portuondo, Goran Bregovic, and the popular Buena Vista Social Club. On the occasion of the recent death of its founder, Eduardo Llerenas, we offer this report on Discos Corasón’s important musical legacy. This story was prepared by Raúl Silva from Cuernavaca, Mexico.