How Detroit’s Leading Latina Plans to Raise a Struggling City

On this episode of "Only in America," Ali talks with Raquel Castañeda-López, the first Latina to be elected to the Detroit City Council.


Raquel Castañeda-López tells of her childhood struggles born and raised in a diverse but poverty-stricken section of the city, and how the local residents gave her the courage to run for office. She also lays out her vision for the resurgence of Detroit, with policies which embrace the city’s diversity.

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