Tag Archives: Política

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Student Loans: Boon or Peril?

The costs of higher education have been transferred from the society to the student and federal policy changed from grants to loans, setting the stage for the current student debt crisis, says a prominent leader in higher education.  While Latino students don’t borrow more than the rest, they end up with more hardships to graduate [...]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |
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Mexico Edition.

With the votes of political parties (PRI, PAN and PVE) in favor, the regulatory laws which will open the electric and oil industry to foreign companies are set in place. According to specialists, the entrepreneurs in the electric sector will be called “supportive” and their earnings will be guaranteed. Meanwhile, in the oil production (natural [...]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Alabama Schools: “Show Me Your Papers”?

Civil rights watchdogs found the vast majority of Alabama’s school districts were asking parents to provide their children’s Social Security numbers or birth certificates in violation of federal laws. Hundreds of families have reported problems when enrolling their children in school, raising the presumption of discrimination based on their immigration status. State officials are releasing [...]

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Posted in Education, Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Immigration Edition.

Human rights advocates call on Washington to give detained migrant children detained a humane treatment and refugee status. A Republican congressman who played a key role on immigration in the House says he was told by House Republican leaders that immigration reform is dead. Pulitzer-winner undocumented journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, was detained by Border Patrol [...]

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Alvarado Sisters.

Three teenage, exiled minors continue their search for their mother and for justice, more than four years after their mother was abducted and disappeared allegedly by Mexican soldiers in the northern state of Chihuahua, an unprecedented case that is being investigated by the Interamerican Court of Human Rights. The Alvarado sisters have formed the group [...]

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Posted in Youth, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Mexico Edition.

The exodus of migrant children has polarized the feelings of the society in the United States. While a group of armed civilians has called to patrol the southern border to stop the arrival of undocumented migrants, pro-immigrant organizations have filed a lawsuit against the federal government for expediting the deportation process of the detained minors [...]

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World Cup Finals.

Fueled in part by young Latinos, the World Cup fever is catching up in the U.S. As the tournament gets into its final stage, commentators discuss the sudden surge of new viewers for Spanish-language networks in the U.S. and the controversial coverage by some TV commentators. Guests also talk about the highlights, hopes, suspense and [...]

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Posted in Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Calls to Free Dr. Mireles.

This program features a report and selected calls from listeners who comment on the debate surrounding the humanitarian crisis of Central American children detained along the border, amid calls from conservative lawmakers to deport them via fast track and recommendations by United Nations officials to treat them as refugees. In addition, advocates and listeners comment [...]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Immigration Edition.

President Obama is seeking support from Congress to expedite deportation of migrant children. Conservative protesters blocked three buses transporting detained immigrant families. Legal experts call on the White House to ensure due process and human treatment for detained child migrants. From Central America an expert discusses the crisis of violence experienced by some Central American [...]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics & Elections |
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Supreme Court on Birth Control.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some companies will be allowed to deny insurance coverage for contraception. The court decided that requiring some employers to pay insurance coverage for contraception violates federal protections for religious freedom. Latina leaders say this decision would allow bosses to interfere with the personal health care decisions of their employees. [...]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Política, Health |