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Mexico Edition. According to information filtered to journalist José Antonio Rivera, some of the missing teacher's college students are in the mountains of the Eastern Sierra Madre, in an impenetrable area controlled by paramilitary groups. According to the reporter's sources, the students are working as slaves, refining opium gum, after having worked in the Carrizalillo gold mine. In an interview, the AP correspondent in Guerrero also talks about the existence of more than 70 armed insurgent organizations in the country and dangerous conditions in more than half the municipalities in the state of Guerrero. This program also includes an interview with the brother of Chilean Laurence Maxwell. From outside the high-security prison in Veracruz, he tells how his brother was detained while participating in the protest on November 20th, and later accused of spurious charges.
59:08 minutes (54.14 MB)
Maíz: Our Mother. On the day the nation marks the Thanksgiving holiday, this is a conversation with Roberto Rodríguez about his book “Our Sacred Maíz is Our Mother.” In his newly-released book, Rodríguez submits that corn has been central to the traditional diet of Mexicans since ancestral times and, despite attempts by Spanish conquerors and modern-day assimilationist forces, corn has remained in the heart of Mesoamerican cultures. Maíz culture, he says, unifies the continent.
Guest: Roberto Cintli Rodríguez, Professor, Writer, Author of “Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother,” University of Arizona Tucson, Tucson, AZ. www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2497.htm
59:08 minutes (54.15 MB)
Ferguson Watch. In Ferguson, a city with a history of racial tensions, a grand jury decides not to bring criminal charges against the White police officer who killed unarmed young Black Michael Brown. After the verdict, protests erupted in most major cities in the nation. A civil rights expert comments on the case.
Guest: Martin Castro, Chairman, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Chicago, IL, www.usccr.gov
Mexico Faces the Court. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights held a hearing about the case of a Mexican family from Chihuahua disappeared by the military. The court requested Mexico a progress report on protection of the relatives of the victims and the findings in the search for the disappeared. A member of the defense team who attended the hearing gives details of the hearing and the agreements that were reached.
Guest: Carlos Spector Calderón, Attorney and Asylum Law Expert, El Paso, TX
59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)
Executive Action: Primer. President Obama spoke to the nation from the White House announcing executive steps to bring deportation relief for millions. He also traveled to Las Vegas, where he spoke at a high school rally trying to draw public support for his immigration plans. Experts discuss the details of the administrative action and share resources available for those seeking to apply for relief.
Guests: Mark Silverman, Director of Immigration Policy, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco, CA, www.ilrc.org ; Larry Kleinman, Executive Committee Member, Fair Immigration Reform Movement – FIRM, Woodburn, OR, www.fairimmigration.org
59:03 minutes (54.07 MB)
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 the life of poverty and exploitation in the tomato fields.
Guests: Demian Bichir, Academy Award-nominated Actor, Spanish Narrator of Food Chains, Los Angeles, CA; Lucas Benitez, Co-Founder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Immokalee, FL, www.ciw-online.org ; Greg Asbed, Co-Founder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Los Angeles, CA; Jon Esformes, Operating Partner, Pacific Tomato Growers, Los Angeles, CA; Smriti Keshari, Producer, Food Chains, New York, NY, http://www.foodchainsfilm.com
59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
Mexico Edition. The lack of credibility on the investigation pertaining to the 43 missing students has led to the rejection of the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto. Three caravans of students arrived at Mexico City demanding the alive return of their fellow mates and pointing out that is not only the 43 that are missing, but thousands more have disappeared and thousands more are without justice. In the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, homemakers, students, day laborers and distraught citizens from all walks of life gathered at the main plaza of the country. Government officials warned the people that they will use force to stop violence, while the protesters talk during the march about civility, justice, a change of government and to hold a national civic strike on December 1st and take the city. This edition is broadcast from Mexico City and hosted by Martha Elena Ramirez.
59:18 minutes (54.3 MB)
Day of Rallies for Mexico. On the day when thousands march across the US urging respect to human rights in Mexico, leading voices of the protests join this edition. A guest examines the case of Nestora Salgado, an indigenous leader and coordinator of the community police in a town in the state of Guerrero, who is being held in a high security prison accused of kidnapping and for whom many demand the protection of the US Embassy, since she is U.S. citizen. This edition also covers the case of Javier Cisneros, a resident of California who, after being deported, was abducted and disappeared in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. A movement in the US has been organized urging Mexico's government to find him. Also, an academic leader comments on a rally being held in an important US university campus.
59:08 minutes (54.14 MB)
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 audio) President Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, DC, http://www.whitehouse.gov ; Alex Nogales, President and Executive Director, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Los Angeles, CA, www.nhmc.org ; Steven Renderos, National Organizer, The Center for Media Justice, Queens, New York, http://centerformediajustice.org
59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
Immigration Edition. Awaiting the much anticipated executive order by President Obama on immigration, national Latino leaders comment about how this action will benefit millions of undocumented and call on President Obama to close family detention centers. Also, immigration attorney Rosalba Piña discusses the announcement made by Vice President Biden about the new program which will grant refugee status to the children of Central American parents.
Guests: Hector Sanchez, Executive Director of Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) and Chair of the National Hispanic leadership agenda (NHLA), Washington, DC, http://nationalhispanicleadership.org , http://www.lclaa.org ; Attorney Rosalba Piña, Immigration Law Expert, Chicago, IL, http://www.rosalbapina.com
59:08 minutes (54.19 MB)
Open Enrollment 2015. This week, consumers begin to enroll in new health plans or switch plans for 2015, during a three-month period which begins November 15. National Latino groups are campaigning to boost enrollment or reenrollment of eligible Latinos during the second open season of the health insurance market exchange. Is the health insurance marketplace ready? What’s being done to get Latinos better understand and use their coverage? Experts provide tips to consumers to get a better deal.