Displaced Mushroom Workers. Also, Political crisis in Peru.

Thursday_673x324 12pmTHURSDAY, JANUARY 26
PROGRAM # 9898 12:00 PM PT

Displaced Mushroom Workers.

Dozens of Guatemalan workers were left jobless and without pay after a Colorado mushroom mega-farm collapsed into despite receiving Covid relief. Some farm workers are now exploring the possibility of running the company themselves as a worker cooperative. The company is one of the largest employers in the San Luis Valley, which is the state’s lowest-income area.

Guests: Lucia Gaspar, Community Leader, San Luis Valley Support Network, Alamosa, CO; Angelica Raya Trejo, Immigrant Advocate, San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center, Alamosa, CO.

Political crisis in Peru. A series of demonstrations have been taking place in Peru triggered by the impeachment and arrest of former leftist president Pedro Castillo. A few days ago, security forces opened fire on a crowd demonstrating against the government in the city of Juliaca, resulting in the death of at least 17 people. Analysts comment on  these and other recent events taking place in the South American country.

Guests: Lazaro Agüero, Peruvian Veteran Activist, Los Ángeles, CA; Robbin Jeri, Peruvian Activist of Human Rights and Social Movements of Resistance of Native Peoples, Denver, CO.

Photo: Colorado Mushroom Farm via Facebook

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