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Death of Blueberry Farm Worker Sparks Unusual Protests

The death in Washington state of blueberry picker Honesto Silva Ibarra continues to spur outcry among his coworkers, all Mexicans hired through the temporary H2A work visa.

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Un trabajador que marcha por las calles Telegraph y Rock cerca de Sumas hasta el sitio Sarbanand Farms el martes por la tarde. Foto: Ashley Hiruko / Lynden Tribune.

(Español) Paro laboral en cultivo de la mora por muerte prevenible de un trabajador

(Español) La compañía que contrató a los trabajadores en Washington, desde su sede en Delano, California, Munger Farms controla unas de las mayores plantaciones de mora azul en el mundo.

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Trabajadores agrícolas con visa H 2A reclamando sus derechos

Guest Workers Fired After Protest. Also, Mexican Cartoonist Rius Dies.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 PROGRAM # 8128 12:00 PM PST. Guest Workers Fired After Protest. Mexican guest workers who joined a strike to protest the death of a berry picker were fired by their employer, Sarbanand Farms in Sumas, WA. The workers, who were recruited under the H2A program and were working with an expired work […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Immigration, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics & Elections |
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(Español) “Respalda Casa Blanca acciones xenofobas anti latinas”: The New York Times

(Español) La población de origen latino alcanzó este año (2017) en Estados Unidos la friolera cantidad de 56.6 millones de habitantes, “la cifra más alta registrada hasta la fecha”, dice la fuente, cuya tasa de crecimiento es “¡20 veces superior! a la de la raza blanca”.

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(Español) Ciudad de salario mínimo de 15 dólares la hr. Deja en el aire veredicto de su efecto en empleados

(Español) En los últimos 2 años el desempleo se redujo al 2.6%. El ingreso de unos $ 80 mil. La industria restaurantera, que es la que más crece, empleó a más de 33 mil.

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The Rise of Femicide and Women in Drug Trafficking – COHA
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Reforms Sought to Criminal Justice System and Women’s Prisons

Reforms Sought to Criminal Justice System and Women’s Prisons – Nearly half a million prisoners are in jail because they lack money to pay their bail, and not because they are a threat to public safety. A bill presented by California Senator Kamala Harris seeks to address this and reform the bail system.

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Kern: Student Expulsions, Sanctuary Fight.

THURSDAY, JULY 27 PROGRAM # 8119 12:00 PM PT Kern: Student Expulsions, Sanctuary Fight. California’s Kern County high schools agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit which claimed that Latino and Black students are expelled at rates significantly higher than the other students. Advocates discuss this development, and comment on a report showing close ties between […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Youth, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |
Milk Cows, Not Workers! Report on the Conditions of Immigrant ...

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(Español) Trabajadores de lechería en NY pelean en la Suprema su derecho a la organización colectiva

(Español) NYCLU dice que dicha ley, tanto federal como estatalmente, es una extensión de la inefable Jim Crow, que “realmente viola los principios básicos arraigados tanto en nuestra Constitución estatal como en la Constitución de Estados Unidos”.

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(Español) Latinos en EEUU, séptima potencia económico en el mundo

(Español) Cada año, 500 mil anglosajones se jubilan de la fuerza laboral y ya no producen. Y cada año un millón de jóvenes latinos nacidos en EU entra a la fuerza laboral

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Latino Economic Power.

THURSDAY, JULY 20 PROGRAM # 8114 12:00 PM PT Latino Economic Power. A first of its kind study concludes that if the Latino GDP were a country, it would be the seventh largest in the world, larger than India, and ahead of Italy and Brazil. And it’s one of the most dynamic economies: the Latino […]

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