Shows featuring Roberto Lovato

  • Debate: Do Venezuelan Protests Reflect Popular Discontent or the Old Qualms of a Divided Elite? Caracas-protest02
    The ongoing protests in Venezuela have left at least 20 people dead since breaking out last month. Both sides have staged massive rallies, with opponents accusing President Nicolás Maduro of authoritarianism and mishandling the economy and supporters backing his continuation of Hugo Chávez’s legacy of social welfare....
    March 07, 2014 | Story
  • Undocumented Youth Line Up by the Thousands as Temporary Immigration Reprieve Takes Effect Lines
    Tens of thousands of young undocumented immigrants waited in mile-long lines across the country on Wednesday to take advantage of a new federal policy that may grant them legal status to temporarily remain and work in the United States. Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, immigrants under 31, including students...
    August 16, 2012 | Story
  • Latin Jazz Musicians Lead Protest Against Grammy’s for Cutting 31 Musical Categories from Awards Show Splash_image20120213-31312-okyyy1-0
    Dozens of musicians demonstrated outside the Grammy Awards on Sunday protesting the Recording Academy’s decision to eliminate dozens of ethnic music award categories, including Hawaiian, Haitian, Cajun, Latin jazz, contemporary blues and regional Mexican. Some protesters see racial bias in the revisions, others see them...
    February 13, 2012 | Story
  • After GOP Blocks DREAM Act, Where is Immigration Activism Headed? Dreamfail
    After Senate Republicans blocked passage of the DREAM Act, a provision that would grant undocumented young people a chance at citizenship, many immigrant rights advocates are openly questioning the Obama administration’s immigration strategy. Over the past two years, the Obama administration has deported a record number of...
    December 23, 2010 | Story
  • US Revokes Visas for Honduran Coup Officials; Human Rights Abuses Escalate Hondurasflag-web
    The US has revoked the visas of four officials serving in the Honduran coup government. Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya had asked the Obama administration to revoke the visas in order to increase international pressure on the coup regime. [includes rush transcript]
    July 29, 2009 | Story
  • Obama Admin Expands Law Enforcement Program 287(g), Criticized for Targeting Immigrants and Increasing Racial Profiling Police-ice-web
    The Obama administration has expanded the controversial 287(g) program, which allows local law enforcement agencies to enter into agreements with Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, effectively giving local police the powers of federal immigration agents. The agreements have been widely criticized for increasing racial profiling and singling out immigrants for...
    July 29, 2009 | Story
  • Leftist FMLN Candidate Mauricio Funes Wins El Salvador Presidential Election, Ending Two Decades of Conservative Rule Funes_wins__web
    In El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, of the former rebel FMLN party, has won the country’s presidential election, ending two decades of conservative rule. Funes won 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent for Rodrigo Avila of the ruling right-wing ARENA party. Avila conceded defeat late Sunday. The FMLN was a coalition of rebel guerrillas who resisted the US-backed military government. More than...
    March 16, 2009 | Story
  • Race, Politics and the Media: A Roundtable Discussion from the UNITY Conference Temp-image_1_6
    In Chicago, nearly 10,000 journalists of color are gathered for a convention that brings together members of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association and the Native American Journalists Association. It’s organized by UNITY, Journalists of Color, Inc. We host a discussion with Democracy Now!...
    July 25, 2008 | Story
  • US Citizens, Lawful Residents Sue Government for Illegal Detention in LA Immigration Raid Police_ice_web
    In what’s believed to be a first, a group of US citizens and lawful residents have brought claims against the government for being illegally detained during an ICE raid earlier this year. If the claims are successful, this legal strategy could force the Department of Homeland Security to change its policy about workplace raids. [includes rush transcript]
    May 01, 2008 | Story
  • Super Tuesday Roundtable with Bill Fletcher of The Black Commentator, Sociologist Frances Fox Piven, Roberto Lovato of New America Media, and Progressive Democrats of America Director Tim Carpenter Supertuesdaymap
    We host a Super Tuesday roundtable with four guests: Bill Fletcher, executive editor of The Black Commentator and former president of TransAfrica Forum; Frances Fox Piven, a distinguished professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and author of many books; Roberto Lovato, a writer with New America Media and a frequent contributor to The Nation magazine; and Tim Carpenter,...
    February 06, 2008 | Story
  • Brutal Triple Murder Rocks Newark Hammlweb
    On August 4, three college students were killed execution-style in an elementary school playground. Authorities arrested a sixth man on Sunday in connection with the killings. At least four are believed to be Latin American immigrants. We speak with Newark community organizer Larry Hamm, and we look at the case of Elvira Arellano, a Mexican woman who was deported this week after taking refuge inside...
    August 22, 2007 | Story
  • Tobacco Deal
    Cigarette makers, some state attorneys general and health groups announced a settlement Friday that could change the way cigarettes are marketed in the United States and provide billions of dollars in compensation to states. If passed by Congress as is, the deal would put an end to class action lawsuits against the tobacco giants.
    June 23, 1997 | Story