Edición Semanaria de Noticiero Latino
July 5th | Listen to the program
HEIGHTENED SECURITY ON INDEPENDENCE DAY - The heightened security that the nation experienced during 4th of July celebrations uncovered the reality that the country faces after the terrorist attacks of 9-11. Patricia Guadalupe shares the opinions of several Latinos that traveled to Washington be part of the celebrations.
PROTECTION FOR MEXICO'S "CURANDEROS" - Organizations of traditional medicine in Mexico asked the government to help control foreign phamaceutical companies from profiting with benefits of native medicinal plants. Their main concern is that these companies earn millions of dollars from the knowledge of tradicional healers but they do not share the benefits. Correspondent Raul Silva reports.
MEXICAN DIVAS IN L.A. - Many Latinos in Los Angeles are embracing Mexican alternative women vocalists. Recently, it was Jaramar Soto's turn. Her talent and that of many others like her has been recognized in Mexico for some time. Yet, here in the US talents of these new Mexican divas is just being acknowledged. Our correspondent, Sara Shakir shares the details.
July 12th | Listen to the program
CURBING CORPORATE FRAUD - President Bush spoke at Wall Street this week. Bush presented executives and investors his plan to crack down on corporate fraud. With his plan, the President hopes to reinstate trust in the free market system. Scandal arose when the collapse of Enron and WorldCom wiped out employee pension plans and caused loses to investors. Marco Vinicio Gonzales reports that in New York the plan had a positive yet lukewarm response.
LANDMARK CASINO CONTRACT- Close to 20,000 members of the Culinary Union, Local 226, in Las Vegas, recently won the highest paid contract in the hotel and restaurant industry. The first Latina President of Local 226, Geoconda Arguello-Kline directly participated in the negotiations. In a conversation with Samuel Orozco, Arguello-Kline discusses the significance of this contract.
LIVING WITH AIDS - People infected with HIV are often victims of stereotypes and lack of information. Often these can be as harmful to an individual as the virus itself. This was true for Enrique Lopez. After living in the U.S. and returning to Mexico, Lopez received information and medical treatment. He then realized that his illness was not a death sentence, and he learned that helping inform others about the prevention of HIV virus helped improve his quality of life. Raul Silva shares the details.
July 19th | Listen to the program
REPUBLICANS SEEK LATINO VOTERS - Anticipating November elections, the Republican National Committee has started a new campaign to attract Latino voters. This campaign includes, among other points, political ads focused on issues that the RNC believes are shared with Latinos. Our correspondent in Washington D.C., Patricia Guadalupe, reports.
PEASANTS OPPOSE NEW AIRPORT - Plans to construct Mexico's City's new airport in the lands of San Salvador Atenco have resulted in conflict between authorities and peasants that own the land. A few days ago a march by close to 100 peasants was repressed by police resulting in violence. After days of tension, authorities and peasants agreed to begin talks to find a solution to the matter. Raul Silva has the report.
TEXAS VOCALIST REFUSES TO BE LABELED - The Texan singer Tish Hinojosa continues to deliver surprises. Hinojosa, known for her recording partnerships with mainstream recording companies, refuses to be labeled as a commercial artist. During a recent presentation in Tucson, Arizona, our correspondent, Kent Paterson, talked with Hinojosa about her plans and her recent CD.
July 26th | Listen to the program
House Minority Leader, Richard Gephardt announces the creation of a bill for the legalization of thousands of undocumented workers. However, New York organizations in favor of reforms to the immigration system consider that the creation of the proposal is solely based on electoral interest. These organizations insist that they prefer a general amnesty, as Marco Vinicio reports.
The financing of a program for laborers in San Francisco is causing controversy. La Raza Legal Center is in charge of the funds for the program that provides laborers with an office where they can wait to be employed. A demonstration at city hall prompted the city to renovate funds by public auction. Araceli Martinez shares the reactions that have evolved from this decision.
In Mexico, the the Special Prosecutor's Office continues uncovering high-ranking officials' roles in hundreds of political disappearances. This process includes the creation of a "Comision de la Verdad" or truth commission. However this commission, as well as investigations from the office of the prosecutor are igniting reactions of hope and even skepticism. Raul Silva reports.
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