Tag Archives: Desarrollo Económico

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Farmworkers in Mexico’s Capital.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22. PROGRAM # 7505 12:00 PM PT Farmworkers in Mexico’s Capital. Farmworker leaders from Baja California meet in Mexico City with congressional leaders and federal officials calling attention to a life of labor and sexual abuse and low pay for the thousands of indigenous laborers who work the agro-export industry in the rich […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Social Explosion in San Quintin.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31. PROGRAM # 7486 12:00 PM PT Social Explosion in San Quintin. Thousands of farm workers in rich the agro-export region of San Quintin Valley went on strike demanding higher wages, better working conditions and enrollment in Mexico’s safety net. After blocking the main highway, anti-riot police cracked down on the protesters, detaining […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Guest Workers Win Trafficking Case.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25. PROGRAM # 7482 12:00 PM PT Guest Workers Win Trafficking Case. A federal jury awarded more than 14 million to five Indian guest workers who claimed they were defrauded and subjected to labor trafficking, racketeering and false imprisonment by a Gulf Coast company. More than 200 other worker claims are pending, in […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Immigration, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Fair Food Concert.

MONDAY, MARCH 23. PROGRAM # 7480 12:00 PM PT Fair Food Concert. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is celebrating their Fair Food movement with a grand parade and concert in St. Petersburg in Florida. Headlined by the award-winning LA-based bands La Santa Cecilia and Ozomatli, the concert celebrates the signing of a historic agreement with […]

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Línea Abierta: 20 Years II.

This anniversary edition features segments of two significant Línea Abierta programas aired on 2006: the special news coverage of the immigration megarallies, and the live interview with activist Elvira Arellano from inside the church where she had taken sanctuary to defy her deportation orders. Listeners comment on the information service provided by this radio forum […]

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Minimum Wage Increases.

Twenty states have raised the minimum wage starting in January, some through ballot measures. And while Republican control of Congress makes a federal hike unlikely, grassroots campaigns across the country shift their efforts to voters and local governments. Experts discuss these campaigns with a focus on migrant workers of various legal statuses in low-wage industries. […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Food Chains.

A documentary about a group of tomato pickers in Southern Florida who battle the powerful supermarket industry is being released in theaters around the nation this week. The film, whose leading team includes actress Eva Longoria, exposes the human cost of our food supply and the complicity of global fast food and supermarket chains in […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Economy & Labor, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Net Neutrality Showdown.

President Obama gave full support of net neutrality rules and called on federal regulators to reclassify Internet service providers as a utility or common carrier. While polls show broad support for free and open Internet, Republicans in Congress may try to block those rules. Civil rights and consumer advocates comment on the issue. Guests: (Pre-taped […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Dying to Work.

Latinos are more likely than other workers in the US to die on the job. Most die from work-related injuries in high-risk industries, such as construction and agriculture. Why is this happening? What are the most common causes of death on the job for Latinos? Is immigration status an issue? What’s being done to prevent […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Health |
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The Student Debt Crisis: A Forum. (Repeat).

This is a partial repeat of the community forum recently held in Edinburg, in the Rio Grande Valley. This segment focuses on the staggering costs that hinder Latino access to higher education and on initiatives seeking to make college more affordable to students from working-class families. College administrators, school leaders and community advocates from South […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |