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Línea Abierta : FARMERS DEMAND REPARATIONS. ALSO, UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS.

  • Título: FARMERS DEMAND REPARATIONS. ALSO, UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS.
  • Invitado: Collette Harrell.
  • Invitados Adicionales: Alberto Acosta, Noé Obregón.
  • Conductor: Chelis López
  • Fecha: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
  • Descripción: FARMERS DEMAND REPARATIONS. More than 1,000 Latino farmers sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for years of unfair loans and other discriminatory practices.
  • Género: News
  • Ubicación: Oakland, CA
  • Program Number: 6295
  • Productor: Samuel Orozco
  • Número del Programa: 6295
  • Editor: Radio Bilingüe
  • Derechos: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License
  • Asunto: Economic Development, Politics
  • Año: 2011
  • Nombre del Programa: la_110112.mp3
  • Duración: 59:08 minutes (54.16 MB)
  • Formato: Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

FARMERS DEMAND REPARATIONS. More than 1,000 Latino farmers sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for years of unfair loans and other discriminatory practices. The government has offered them over $1 billion dollars, a fraction of what has been approved for African-American farmers. On the eve of a new hearing, Latino farmers join this edition to talk about the case.

Guests: Collette Harrell, Attorney, Howery LLP, Washington DC, www.howrey.com ; Alberto Acosta, Chili farmer and plaintiff, Animas, New Mexico; Noé Obregón, Farmer and Plaitiff, Pearsall, Texas.

ALSO, UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS. Unemployment fell in December to 9.4%, the lowest it has been in the past year and a half. This is an interview with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solís.

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