Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Latino In America - Coming This October!

“IN AMERICA is in-depth, investigative reporting on the stories of America in all its diversity. Black, or brown, or white, these are stories that matter to all Americans.” Soledad O’Brien


The Latino population is America’s largest minority and is projected to nearly triple by 2050. Latino immigrants come from at least 20 different countries. They’re not one race or one color. They don’t have a single religion. They fly the stars and stripes and the flag of their home country. Some struggle with English, others don’t speak Spanish.

There are literally hundreds of ways to describe being “Latino in America.” However defined, the sheer number of Latinos is shaking up America, reshaping schools, churches and neighborhoods. Latinos are forcing a nation of immigrants to rediscover what it means to be American.

This October, CNN’s portfolio of news brands and its Award winning documentary unit to report on Latinos in America like no other new organization can. Soledad O’Brien will take viewers inside this complex, dynamic community for a comprehensive, in-depth look at how Latinos are changing America and how America is changing them. This four-hour special will air late October.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

CNN: MISTREATMENT AND DEATH OF EMPLOYEES Salvadoran journalist Mario Vela passes away 12 days after being dismissed by CNN. AGACAMT denounces the hostile attitude of CNN towards employees on disability. Jose Ramon Cotti, Puerto Rican journalist dismissed by CNN, remains in a hospital after months of pain. Atlanta. - Salvadoran journalist Mario Vela passed away 12 days after CNN dismissed him. The company fired this worker despite the knowledge of the seriousness of his illness. Mr. Vela had been agonizing for several months in Washington after his doctors declared there was no hope to save his life. Mario Vela and his family underwent the pressure imposed by CNN in his last days when receiving a document in which their rights of denunciation were questioned and conditioned to the signing of a humiliating severance package. CNN served notice to Mr. Vela via mail explaining that he no longer was to have his disability benefits and the medical insurance from the company. 

Mario Vela who passed away at age 34, was named by the mayor of Washington DC “the journalist of the year of 2007” recognition who was emphasized by his support to the Hispanic community and towards the under-privileged. With more than 10 years of experience Mario Vela was news director of Mega Communications and Radio Capital 730 in DC. Vela worked for Channel 30 of Univisión and Radio World in Maryland. AGACAMT wants to bring to the world’s attention other serious cases of labor harassment and mistreatment at CNN as in 2003 the local press of Atlanta related this network with the depression of a journalist who committed suicide. (see original editorial of the Mundo Hispanico about former news director Abel Dimant). The complaints of labor abuses and irregularities had been communicated to Mr. Jim Walton, the President of CNN, but there are no answers neither solutions to protect the victims. AGACAMT denounces that “this it is not the unique case of a journalist dismissed by CNN in a serious condition”. News anchor Jose Ramon Cotti remains in a hospital in Georgia after several months of pain. The Puerto Rican journalist also was dismissed by CNN while on disability awaiting a delicate heart operation. CNN brought Mr. Cotti and his wife to Atlanta from New York 9 years ago and the company has now totally forgotten this family, not even making a phone call to inquire about its employee’s condition after double bypass surgery and leg amputation and also after Mrs. Cotti’s hospitalization with health problems including stress related condition. This prestigious New York radio journalist, recipient of Several prizes including two awards from ACE. (Award of creative excellence) is just another one of the numerous victims of the dramatic crisis that shakes CNN.

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is incredible. CNN should do better with Latinos.

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corporate irresponsibility. This is CNN? Credibility None Network.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Executives are totally irresponsable regarding this abuses, which translates to Corporate Corruption.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonny Maddox and Phil Kent should be more concerned in the credibility of CNN and TBS in general since CNN fired an employee who was dying of a tumor. Mario Vela couldn’t read well, think well or speak well, neither speak his mind when CNN sent to him a termination of employment package lifting his medical benefits and more. What a company!!
RIP Mario Vela. This video of Mario should be a remainder of what companies should not do to employees.

2:40 AM  

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