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The Leonard Lopate Show

Migration-Extortion Industry Targets Children Fleeing Violence at the Border

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kidnappers are targeting the more than fifty thousand unaccompanied child migrants fleeing violence in Central America. 

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The Takeaway

Obama Calls for $1 Billion for Central America

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

In his latest budget, President Obama calls for Congress to provide $1 billion to help Central America improve security, education and the economic health of the region.

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Latino USA

Nuestro Nueva York

Friday, August 15, 2014

Each week, Latino USA brings you diverse stories that matter from around the nation. In this special episode, we zoom in and check out the vibrant Latino landscape of our hometown: New York City.

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The Takeaway

Gov. Perry Deploys 1,000 Troops to the Border

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to dispatch 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley. The news comes amid the continued surge of child immigrants from Central America. In recent days, Perry has spoken about taking matters into his own hands if President Obama doesn’t act.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Trying to Escape Violence, Gangs, and Crushing Poverty by Coming to America

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What’s driving the estimated 70,000 kids to cross the border into the United States, what happens to them when they’re caught by border agents, and what awaits those who are sent back to their home countries.

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The Takeaway

The True Origins of the Border Crisis

Thursday, July 17, 2014

U.S. Border Patrol has detained more than 52,000 migrant children since last October, about 18,000 more than the same period in 2013. As Washington debates the future of the border, reporters at the Arizona Republic decided to go to the source—to the countries these children are leaving behind.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Deportation vs. Asylum: What's Your Take on the Border Crisis?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Roughly 57,000 minors from Central America have crossed the border into the US since October. Some policy-makers say they should be deported as quickly as possible. Others say they should be welcomed as refugees. What do you think about the tone used by policy-makers and the status of these young immigrants?

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The Takeaway

A Solution to the Child Migrant Crisis?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

When it comes to the child migrants crisis, it seems that the narrative of political dysfunction continues in Washington D.C. But in fact, behind the theatrics, there are promising indications that a bipartisan deal is possible. 

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The Takeaway

Texas Bishop: We Contribute to Child Migrant Crisis

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Bishop Mark Seitz's El Paso diocese cares for many of the undocumented youths who have fled violence and poverty in their home countries, and he's been thrust into the middle of the national immigration debate.

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WNYC News

Border Kids Fill Courts

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

The waves of unaccompanied immigrant children flooding across the Southwest border are lapping at our courthouse doors. These children, mainly from Central America, seek green cards under a special visa program — and often get them. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Unaccompanied Minors Mean for Immigration Reform

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Children from Central America are risking their lives to cross the U.S.-Mexico border — alone. What are they running from? Who’s encouraging them? And how will this change United States policies? 

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The Takeaway

Arizona Lawmaker Reacts to Detention of Hundreds of Immigrant Children

Friday, June 20, 2014

More than 1,000 migrant children have been shipped to a Nogales, Arizona holding center, and state officials are less than pleased with the scarlet "I" the center is casting on their border town.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Photographs Children in a World of Gangs

Friday, January 24, 2014

Central American nations had the highest per capita homicide rates in the world, mostly due to gang violence. But why has gang activity become endemic in the region? Photojournalist Donna De Cesare has been trying to answer that question since she began covering Central America during the civil wars of the 1980s, focusing especially on children and youths. She continued her photography project in Central American refugee communities in the United States in the 1990s and postwar Central America in the 2000s. In her book Unsettled/Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs, she documents a history of repression, violence, and trauma, in which gangs are as much a symptom as a cause of trauma.

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Soundcheck

The Garifuna Collective And Danny Michel, In The Studio

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hear The Garifuna Collective and Danny Michel perform live in the studio.

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Soundcheck

Musical 'Beach Party' Films Get A Second Wave; Garifuna Collective Plays Live

Thursday, July 11, 2013

In this episode: The so-called “beach party” films of the '60s -- where teens romped along the surf and occasionally broke out into song -- washed away with the changing tides of the 1970s. Now, Disney aims to revive the musical genre with a new made-for-TV-special. We talk with the New York Times' Brooks Barnes about the new "Teen Beach Movie" -- and with film historian and author Tom Lisanti about the music-filled original films. 

Plus: The Garifuna Collective, hailing from Belize, has spent a career playing the music of Central America’s Afro-Amerindian community. They play material from their two new albums -- one with the Canadian singer-songwriter Danny Michel -- live in the studio. 

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    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Backstory: Prosecuting the Guatemalan Genocide

    Thursday, September 15, 2011

    In the early 1980s, an estimated 200,000 Guatemalans were killed in a genocide carried out by the country’s military. Documentary filmmaker Pamela Yates was there in 1982 shooting footage of the struggle for her documentary, “When the Mountains Tremble.” On today’s Backstory, Yates discusses the efforts to prosecute some of Guatemala’s highest ranking generals for the genocide, and how her film footage has been used to help build a case against them. She tells the story in her latest film, “Granito: How to Nail a Dictator.” We’ll also be joined by Fredy Pecerelli, a forensic anthropologist who’s leading a team of anthropologists in combing through some of the mass graves in Guatemala.

    “Granito: How to Nail a Dictator” is playing at the IFC Center

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