For most people who are undocumented, being detained by immigration officials is probably their biggest fear. But that’s not the case for a young group of undocumented activists who infiltrated a Florida detention center to find low priority detainees, one year since the ICE memo calling for prosecutorial discretion.
Some of the audio in this piece was provided by Alex Rivera who has been working on a documentary following the activists.
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Big city carwash workers often work long hours for little pay with few protections from chemicals. State prosecutors are now investigating and punishing abusive employers, and a new campaign by community organizations is encouraging workers to demand respect for their rights.
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Andrés Caballero has been an active contributor to Latino USA for more than a year. He holds a M.S. in Journalism from the Columbia University School of Journalism, and a B.S. in Political Science from Notre Dame De Namur University. He covers issues that affect Latinos across the U.S., and he has also contributed to New America Media, the Hispanic Link News Service in Washington D.C., and El Tecolote in San Francisco.
French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux talks to Latino USA producer Nadia Reiman about how politics and books have influenced her music, and about what she wants to contribute to the South American hip hop music scene.
Click here to download this week’s show. See below for Ana Tijoux’s video, “Shock,” for Puente Arizona.
Nadia Reiman has been a radio producer since 2005. Before joining the Latino USA team, Nadia produced for StoryCorps for almost five years, and her work there on 9/11 stories earned her a Peabody. She has also mixed audio for animations, assisted on podcasts for magazines, and program managed translations for Canon Latin America. Nadia has also produced for on None on Record editing and mixing stories of queer Africans, and worked on a Spanish language radio show called Epicentro based out of Washington DC. She graduated from Kenyon College with a double major in International Studies and Spanish Literature.
A festival for Santiago Apostol de Loiza, the Puerto Rican saint who fought to expel the moors from Spain, has been celebrated in East Harlem, New York, for 30 years. We bring you the sounds of the festival in a new segment called Tu Barrio.
The Olympics are coming to a close, and the political season is heating up. In both topics there are stories of interest to Latinos that have been under covered. We check in on these topics with Victor Landa, editor of the site News Taco.
NewsTaco provides innovative and insightful news, critique, analysis and opinion from a Latino perspective in a 24-hour world.
Victor Landa is the founder and editor of NewsTaco, a website that provides news, analysis and critique from a Latino perspective. He worked as a writer and editor for 30 years, mostly with Telemundo and Univisión. Landa also contributed to the San Antonio Express-News, and he is an adviser on media strategy, message crafting, storytelling and public speaking.