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This edition: Women's March first year anniversary

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 8, 2018.

First aired: January 18, 2018.

We begin this episode in Washington, celebrating the Women's March first anniversary, where we met participants stemming from different locations who share the same goal: To demand equality and justice for all.

Later, we head to Midtown Manhattan to talk with Rohit Arora and Laura Pierce from Biz2Credit, a company that provides credit to small businesses. They tell us about the behavior of Latino companies in the US based on their financial data.

Then, at the King Juan Carlos I Center at NYU, Carmen Boullosa interviews filmmaker Juan Carlos Rulfo, who premieres "100 Años con Rulfo" in Mexico Now festival, a series of documentaries created as a memorial of the 100th anniversary of his father's birth, the great writer Juan Rulfo.

We conclude in Upper Manhattan, with a visit to Amanda Morales, the first immigrant to seek sanctuary in New York City. She and her three US citizen children have taken asylum at the Holyrood Episcopal Church in Washington Heights. With the community and church's support, she hopes to stay in the United States and not have to return to Guatemala, where her life is in danger.

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Iniciamos este episodio celebrando el primer aniversario de la Marcha de Mujeres en Washington DC, donde conocimos participantes provenientes de diferentes sitios, compartiendo la misma intension: demandar igualdad y justicia para todos. 

Luego, regresamos a midtown Manhattan para conversar con Rohit Arora y Laura Pierce de la compañía Biz2Credit, que se dedica a proveer créditos a pequeñas empresas. Ellos nos cuentan acerca del comportamiento de las empresas Latinas en los Estados Unidos, basados en sus datos financieros.

Después, en el Centro Rey Juan Carlos I, de NYU, Carmen Boullosa entrevista al cineasta Juan Carlos Rulfo quien estrena durante Celebrate Mexico Now, Cien Años con Rulfo, una serie de documentales realizados a propósito de la conmemoración del centenario del nacimiento de su padre el gran escritor, Juan Rulfo.

Y terminamos en el alto Manhattan, visitando a Amanda Morales, la primer inmigrante en buscar santuario en la Ciudad de Nueva York bajo la administración Trump. Ella y sus tres hijos ciudadanos han tomado asilo en la Iglesia Holyrood Episcopal en Washington Heights. Con el apoyo de la iglesia y la comunidad, ella espera seguir viviendo en los E.U.s y no tener que volver a Guatemala, donde su vida corre riesgo.

Guest List

Daniella Hija de Amanda

Rohit Arora Fundador y Director Ejecutivo, Biz2Credit

Rev. Luis Barrios Iglesia Holyrood Episcopal, Washington Heights 

Samantha Choos

Amanda Morales Guerra Inmigrante viviendo en santuario

Laura Pierce Analista Financiera, Biz2Credit

Juan Carlos Rulfo Cineasta

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