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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Renuncia del presidente de Guatemala debido a las presiones del movimiento popular

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and the corruption scandal La Linea with our guest Rodrigo Huertas, from SIM (Student Immigrant Movement).

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Trump vows at Boch bash: Illegal immigrants are ‘going to be gone’

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump doubled down on his hardline stance on immigration tonight at a campaign event at car czar Ernie Boch Jr.’s sprawling Norwood mansion.

“You know a lot of the gangs in St. Louis and Ferguson, a lot of the gangs in Chicago, the toughest and the meanest, the worst dudes … they’re illegal immigrants,” Trump said to a loud round of applause. “And I tell you one thing, if I get in, they’re going to be gone so fast out of this country … They’re going to be gone.”

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Donald Trump rips CNN, illegals, John Kerry, backs Tom Brady

Slamming Secretary of State John F. Kerry as “a joke,” Donald Trump whipped a crowd of supporters into a froth at a fundraiser at car czar Ernie Boch Jr.’s Norwood manse, where the fiery real estate mogul doubled down on his hardline anti-immigration stance and scorched a CNN reporter.

“John Kerry is a joke. No, he’s a bicyclist,” Trump said of the former Bay State senator. “He’s 73 years old and he’s got a very big (Iran nuclear) deal going on and he goes into a bike race and breaks a leg. The Iranians can’t believe what’s going on.”

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Trump’s rise pushes GOP further right

Dog-whistle rhetoric alienates large segments of electorate

Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil | 9/2/2015, 10:37 a.m.

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MA Advocates: Trump's "Anti-Immigrant" Rhetoric Targets Latinos, Mexicans

BOSTON - Immigrant advocates held a vigil at the State House this week to call attention to anti-immigrant hate speech. They say the actions of GOP front-runner Donald Trump added fuel to the fire.

Patricia Montes, executive director of Centro Presente, said they already had planned Wednesday night’s vigil at the State House when Trump ejected Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos from a news conference. She said that move shined a spotlight on a pattern in Trump’s anti-immigrant talk and actions.

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Trump visit draws mixed reaction in Norwood

NORWOOD

Groups of protesters and throngs of supporters greeted presidential candidate Donald Trump as he arrived in Norwood.

One of the first to arrive outside Ernie Boch Jr.’s home on Sumner Avenue was Norwood resident Linda Fingerson, who took umbrage with some of Trump’s charged statements on immigration and race. She thought the $100 to attend the fundraiser could be better spent elsewhere.

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As attack victim recovers, activists point finger at Donald Trump

BOSTON - A week after a Mexican man was beaten and two days before Republican presidential race poll-leader Donald Trump’s visit to Massachusetts, immigration activists sought to draw a connection between the candidate and the crime.

Gathered around a cluster of electronic votive candles in front of the State House, speakers at a Wednesday evening vigil said Trump’s denunciations of the immigrants who are in the country illegally have repercussions outside the political realm.

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Centro Presente to hold Anti-Trump vigil at State House

The stomping of a sleeping Mexican homeless man in South Boston has the undocumented immigrant community ready to take a stand against the dangerous climate they say is being created by hateful rhetoric.

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Advocates rally at State House to condemn Trump remarks on Mexicans

More than 70 people gathered outside the State House Wednesday night to voice support for immigrants and to condemn presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks about Mexicans, which allegedly were cited by a man accused of beating a Mexican national in Dorchester last week.

As passing drivers honked their vehicles’ horns in solidarity, the advocates formed a circle and placed dozens of candles in the center, as well as signs with pro-immigrant messages such as, “We are Immigrants and we are Peaceful People.”

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Two South Boston brothers allegedly beat homeless man

The homeless man was lying on the ground, shaking, when police arrived early Wednesday. His face was soaked, apparently with urine, his nose broken, his chest and arms battered.

Police said two brothers from South Boston allegedly ambushed the 58-year-old as he slept outside of a Dorchester MBTA stop, and targeted him because he is Hispanic. One of the brothers said he was inspired in part by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The allegations ignited widespread condemnation Wednesday.