Edición Semanaria de Noticiero Latino
September 5th | Listen to the program
MECHA CONTROVERSY - For decades, the organization known as MECHA, the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan, has helped thousands of young Mexican Americans to access the country's universities and finish their education. Yet, gubernatorial candidates opposing California Lieutenant Governor, Cruz Bustamante, hold him responsible of his past affiliation to MECHA, comparing the group to the supremacist KKK. In response, voices denounce what is considered as yet another campaign of misinformation and lies against Latinos seeking elected posts, are now being heard. Guadalupe Carrasco reports.
THE DISAPPEARED - The Eureka Committee commemorated the 25th anniversary of the first hunger strike by families of victims of political disappearances, announcing an international campaign. Their goal is to pressure government officials to bring to justice those responsible for these human rights crimes. Correspondent Raúl Silva, reports from this gathering that took place at Mexico City's Cathedral.
SOCCER MOMS - Soccer has traditionally been a sport practiced only by men. However, women soccer teams are growing. One such example is in California's Madera County. In this agricultural center, mothers say that the sport is helping them maintain good health and is also improving family relations. Cecilia Reyes shares details.
September 12th | Listen to the program
FEARING POVERTY - New York City honored victims of the destruction of the Twin Towers, on the second anniversary of the 9-11 events. But despite looming fears about the possibility of new terrorist attacks, Marco Vinicio Gonzalez reports that immigrant workers in New York are more fearful of unemployment and poverty than they are of terrorism.
FUNDING CONTROVERSY - During the week of the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks to the U.S., the White House is negotiating a new petition with Congress for increased funding for the fight against terrorism. President Bush's multimillion-dollar request to continue military operation in Iraq has unleashed controversy in the nation's capital. Patricia Guadalupe reports from Washington.
PERMISSION TO DIE - Sometimes, trying to extend life can result in intense suffering for a terminal patient and their family. In this report, the last in our special series on hospice care, Silvia Parra shares the experience of a father that was forced to acknowledge that the best relief for his ailing son was granting him permission to pass on
September 19th | Listen to the program
MAPA CONVENTION - Members of the Mexican American Political Association, MAPA, met in Southern California for a special convention. Their goal was to define their position on the state's upcoming special election to decide if Governor Gray Davis should be recalled. MAPA delegates chose to officially oppose the recall and decided not to endorse an alternate candidate. The intense debate became an important lesson for a group of students, who at the end of the event were motivated to participate in the political process. Ruben Tapia reports from Los Angeles.
SOLDIER'S DILEMMA - Juan Escalante is a young Mexican immigrant who enrolled in the U.S. Army last summer. Shortly afterwards he was sent to Iraq and he fulfilled his term. However, he now faces a military investigation, after it was discovered that he had used fake documents to enlist. Today, Escalante's future remains uncertain, although he hopes to be able to continue his work in the military. Marco Vinicio González shares his story.
MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE - Each 15th of September, Mexicans in the country and abroad, celebrate the anniversary of the declaration of independence. However, in these times, some wonder about the meaning of independence, now that there are efforts to allow private and foreign investment in strategic sectors. These changes will particularly affect PEMEX, Mexico's oil industry, and the Federal Electricity Commission, both public companies that historically have been a symbol of national independence and sovereignty. Citlali Sáenz reports from Mexico City
September 26th | Listen to the program
HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE - More than one thousand people attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual conference in Washington, DC. Although many issues were discussed, the topic of Iraq seized almost of the attention. Patricia Guadalupe reports from Washington, DC.
FREEDOM RIDE - Close to 1000 Freedom Ride pilgrims, parted from nine cities across the nation towards Washington, DC and New York City. The caravan's main goal is to pressure legislators and federal officials to push for the legalization of immigrant workers. This Friday, participants reached the El Paso, Texas border. Upon stopping at a U.S. Border Patrol's inspection center in Tierra Blanca, the caravan participants were detained. Noticiero Latino's special envoy, Sara Shakir travels with the caravan and shares the experience.
TOOTHACHES - Among the healthcare problems that are common among farm workers are toothaches and gingivitis. One of the main causes is that many workers lack insurance coverage, which results in failing to visit the dentist accordingly. In many cases, farm worker children also lack medical and dental insurance, despite being eligible. Guadalupe Carrasco reports on alternatives to help these children maintain a good health and smile.
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