Tag Archives: Política

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Elections: Focus in California.

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is on the election trail pushing for candidates who support his education agenda and immigration reform. In addition, a conversation with the democratic candidate for the 21st congressional district in California, who outlines his position about immigration reform, minimum wage increase and funding for education. Also, for the first […]

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Elections 2014.

Hosts Chelis Lopez and Samuel Orozco report and comment on election news events. In Texas, a federal court gives the green light to Texas’ Voter Identification Law for the November election, despite calling it unconstitutional and discriminatory. Also, cities in California and several states have propositions that would raise the minimum wage in the ballot. […]

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Student Massacre in Mexico.

Several students from a teachers college in Mexico were killed, others wounded, and many more abducted and disappeared while engaged in political protests. Local police are the prime suspects. A mass grave has been discovered nearby. Demonstrators around the world demand the return of the students alive. In Mexico a human rights organizer comments on […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Election: Hotspots.

Analysts give an overview on key political races in California and Colorado, where the Latino vote will be put to the test. In Colorado, the heated race for the House is gaining national attention. In California, Latino candidates are playing big roles in highly disputed congressional districts, as well as the contest for a key […]

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Mexico Edition.

Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments. Photo: @Talladeboina36/Mas de131 For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to archivosderb.org

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Deportations and Electoral Politics. Also, Rubén Gallego.

President Obama gave a speech to Latino leaders addressing deep concerns about his decision to delay executive action on deportations. Obama encouraged his audience to get their constituents out to vote. An analyst comments on the repercussions of this issue on the upcoming elections. Guest: Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director, America’s Voice, Cleveland, OH, www.americasvoice.org Also, […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Immigration Edition. 

Central American activists are descending from all over California this week on Bakersfield to urge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader, to stop pushing for rocket dockets, fast-track deportation of unaccompanied migrant children. An immigration law expert comments on the elections, citizenship and the right to vote. Guests: José Cartagena, National Coordinator, Red Nacional […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Voter Deadlines. Also, New U.S. War.

On the voter registration deadline for states like Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, a civic leader announces last-minute efforts to energize Latino voters across the East Coast. He also comments on Florida’s voter purge moves against non-citizens as well as a state law that affects the voting rights of ex-convicts. Also commented was the impact of […]

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Mexico Edition.

With the repression of students from the Ayotzinapa teacher training college, in which six young people were assassinated and forty-three are missing, and with the death anniversary of the student massacre of 1968 approaching, the cry for democracy and justice from the student community and several social movements becomes louder throughout the country. In light […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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America by the Numbers. Also, Guadalupe Rivera Marín: 90th Birthday.

Journalist María Hinojosa tells the story of the “new America mainstream” in a new TV documentary series to be aired this fall on PBS. The series, titled “America by the Numbers,” explores the growing number and influence of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, immigrants, LGBT and other groups, as well as the meaning of these demographic […]

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