Carmen Castillo is a first-term city councilwoman who maintains her full-time job as a hotel housekeeper. She advocates for the working families in her community, many of whom work multiple jobs to stay afloat.
Though the gold rush ended over a century ago, thousands of abandoned mine sites and mine sediments, which were never properly reclaimed, have continued to leech mercury into California's environment and will continue to do so for the next 10,000 years.
"Democracy Now!" looks at President Trump’s top pick to fill the Supreme Court seat: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic who has taken conservative stances on abortion, gun rights, immigration and LGBTQ rights.
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Evicted three times over three decades from three parts of Rio, his life illustrates how the re-development and gentrification have pushed many of Rio's poorest residents to the edges, a pattern seen globally.