Thu November 22, 2012
Landmark Water Agreement, Latino Vote, Undocumented And Unafraid & Thanksgiving Memories
The U.S. and Mexico have signed a landmark water use agreement. How Nevada and Arizona boosted Latino voter turnout in the recent election. A growing group of young undocumented immigrants aren't afraid to reveal their immigration status. Finally, in her commentary this holiday week, Yvette Benavides remembers childhood Thanksgivings in Laredo.
FRONTERAS EDITOR'S NOTE: Portions of this story were originally reported by Salon. It is our policy to give full and accurate attribution in all of our news stories. We regret our failure to do so in this case
About 30 million people in seven western states and two Mexican states depend on water from the Colorado River. After years of negotiations, the U.S. and Mexico have signed a landmark water use agreement. From the Changing America Desk in Flagstaff, Laurel Morales has the story.
In both Nevada and Arizona exit polls show Latino voters represented just under 20 percent of the electorate in the Nov. 6 election; it’s likely that the final tally will conclude a record Latino turnout in both states. In Nevada, Latino voters ultimately swung the election - again - for President Obama. While in Arizona, Latinos had less of a decisive impact. The Fronteras Desk takes a look at how Latino voters were activated in those states. We begin with Veronica Zaragovia in Las Vegas.
An estimated 11 and a half million undocumented immigrants live in the United States, and most of them live in hiding. But now a small group of mostly young people are opening up about their status. They admit - and sometimes shout - that they are undocumented and unafraid. From the Fronteras Desk in Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports.
Family Stories Give Meaning to Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time of sharing – not just the sharing of our bounty with the less fortunate – but also the sharing of stories, particularly the sharing of old family stories within the family. It’s these tales of past generation Thanksgiving celebrations that can provide the context needed to truly be thankful, and also provide the rich soil for family roots to dig deep into. That’s what Texas Public Radio’s Yvette Benavides reveals in her commentary, as she remembers her childhood Thanksgivings in Laredo.