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Media Roundtable: Guatemala Election & The Trump Administration's "Public Charge" Rule

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People and goods flow freely by raft across the Suchiate River between Tecun Uman, Guatemala, right, and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the recent presidential elections in Guatemala. Alejandro Giammattei, a right-wing former prison chief, won the election with nearly 60% of the vote.

We’ll also talk about the impacts of a new federal regulation that would make it easier for the U.S. government to deny entry or green cards to immigrants based on their use of social services. Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Ethan Elkind and you.

 

Guests:

 

Sandra Cuffe, freelance journalist based in Guatemala

Arthur Delaney, reporter with the HuffPost covering politics and the economy 

Obed Manuel, reporter for the Dallas Morning News covering immigration and Latino issues

Web Resources:

The Washington Post: Guatemala elects right-wing president amid dismal turnout

Aljazeera: Little hope for change as Guatemala votes in presidential runoff

Huffington Post: What Trump’s Immigration And Welfare Policies Have In Common

Dallas Morning News: Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule limits legal immigration, favors wealthy