Edición Semanaria de Noticiero Latino
September 3rd | Listen to the program
BUSH NOMINATED - President Bush accepted his party’s nomination for the presidency before thousands of Republican delegates convened at the national convention in New York. He define himself as the candidate with conservative values, but with compassion and a firm command. Republicans confirmed President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney as their ticket to dispute the White House in November. Marco Vinicio Gonzalez was present at the convention floor and captured the message offered by the Republican candidates.
FLORIDIAN AT THE RNC FLOOR - The Republican delegates arrived to their convention in New York with their eyes on winning the much-disputed battleground states. Arizona and Florida are on this crucial list of states. Surprisingly, a Florida politician was featured at the convention’s most visible hours. He was the former head of the federal housing department, Mel Martinez, who just this week won his party's primary, and now aspires to become the nation’s first senator of Cuban American decent. Patricia Guadalupe shares details.
HISTORIC DEMONSTRATIONS IN NYC - The largest public demonstration in political convention history, and the largest protest display in the last decades in New York City received the Republican convention this week. On the eve of the sessions hundreds of thousands of protestors displaying anti-war and pro-social welfare signs, marched in front of the Madison Square Garden, headquarters of the convention. Marco Vinicio Gonzalez covered the protests.
September 10th | Listen to the program
WAR CASUALTIES - U.S. military deaths in Iraq have passed one thousand. Last month has been among the most tragic. One of the last names added to the long list of casualties is the Los Angeles native, Nicanor Angel Alvarez. Friends and family of the slain soldier held a wake in his honor at the city cemetery. As usual in this war, few learned of this soldier’s death. Cameras and news crews were absent from the funeral. Ruben Tapia was there and files the report.
VETERAN’S WIFE FACES DEPORTATION - Few in the U.S. Armed Forces question the loyalty and courage of Sergeant Frank Cabadiana. During his 23 years of service, Cabadiana has received 23 medals of honor. Now, after returning from Iraq, Sergeant Cabadiana finds an empty home and the dissapointment of “friendly fire." His wife, Patricia Delgado Acosta was detained in New Jersey and federal authorities are about to deport her. Cabadiana says he prepares to fight to the death in this new front against those that he defended. Marco Vinicio Gonzalez reports.
LA VOZ PROFUNDA - This year, the renowned Mexican publishing house, Joaquin Mortiz released a book featuring the most prominent indigenous authors from Mexico. Under the title La Voz Profunda, the book includes a broad anthology of literary works narrated in native indigenous languages. On the eve of celebrations of the Latino Heritage, Raul Silva shares this report on this recognition of the deepest Mexican roots.
September 17th | Listen to the program
DISAGREEMENTS ON INTELIGENCE REFORM - During the week of the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the U.S. Congress prepares legislation to reform the nation’s intelligence system, and currently sponsors hearings to evaluate recommendations made by the 9-11 Commission. However, the Bush Administration has already made evident, that it does not agree with several commission conclusions.
FAST FOR DREAM ACT - Dozens of students, parents and community organizers in Los Angeles, California are participating in a 12-day fast to pressure Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist to support the DREAM Act. The bipartisan proposal is still pending a vote in the Senate, and if approved it will allow for the legalization of thousands of undocumented students. Ruben Tapia spoke with several fasting students.
AMLO IS STILL THE FAVORITE - Mexico City Mayor, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reaches his fourth state of the state address confronting a judicial process that may rule him out as a 2006 presidential candidate. Lopez Obrador denounces political movements from the presidency, but the accusations are rejected by President Vicente Fox. Despite the threat of the judicial process, Obrador remains the front runner to succed Vicente Fox in 2006, as Citlali Saenz reports from Mexico City.
September 24th | Listen to the program
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN - Thousands of indigenous representatives from across the American continent met in Washington to celebrate the inauguration of the first National Museum of the American Indian, on the last available lot at the National Mall. The museum is an impressive sandstone structure, which tries to imitate mountains eroded by wind and rain, with small fields of native crops. Marco Vinicio Gonzalez was present at the celebrations and files this report.
DRIVER'S LICENSES VETOED - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto of the measure seeking to grant licenses to undocumented immigrants, has stirred a strong debate in California. While Senator Gil Cedillo prepares to present a new version of the vetoed proposal, it seems that now the opposition to such a license comes not only from anti-immigrant groups, but also from members of the Latino community. Ruben Tapia reports from Los Angeles.
CURANDEROS IN THE U.S. - Home remedies and consultations to curanderos and traditional healers are not a thing of the past for immigrant communities in the U.S. Experts say that as immigrants depart from their
places of orgin, they take with them these traditions. During Latino Heritage Month, we take a look at how these ancestral practices are still present in the lives of the newly arrived, and are now being accepted by
U.S. health authorities as complimentary treatments.
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