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  • They got hurt at work and then they got deported

    They got hurt at work and then they got deported

    How insurance companies use a Florida law to get undocumented immigrants arrested and deported when they get injured on the job — and what it means in Trump’s America by Michael Grabell, ProPublica, and Howard Berkes, NPR At age 31, Nixon Arias cut a profile similar to many unauthorized immigrants in the United States. A

  • Why did 10 immigrants die in this truck in Texas?

    Why did 10 immigrants die in this truck in Texas?

    Their deaths, after being crammed into an uncooled trailer amid scorching summer heat, expose the callousness of smuggling along the US-Mexico border by David Agren in Calvillo, Tom Dart in San Antonio and Nina Lakhani One day earlier this month, Johny Serna was brought by his mother to pray the rosary at a parish shrine

  • Florida county sued for detention of US citizen

    Florida county sued for detention of US citizen

    Suit against Miami-Dade County claims Honduran-born Garland Creedle was illegally detained, as activists hope to restore Miami’s ‘sanctuary city’ status by Richard Luscombe In itself, Garland Creedle’s short stay at Miami’s Turner Guilford Knight correctional centre ought to have been unremarkable. Arrested after an alleged domestic dispute at his family’s home one evening in March,

  • Trump says it again: Mexico will pay for the wall

    Trump says it again: Mexico will pay for the wall

    Trump and Peña Nieto met in Germany where trade was the chief topic Compiled by Mexico News Daily Despite an agreement between the leaders of Mexico and the United States that a border wall would no longer be the subject of public discussion by them, U.S. President Donald Trump today repeated earlier claims that Mexico

  • UN calls for decriminalizing drugs use worldwide

    UN calls for decriminalizing drugs use worldwide

    American press silence by Justin Gardner The Free Thought Project A little-noticed public statement issued by the United Nations last week contains a dramatic shift in thinking on the issue of “illicit” substance use. After recommitting to the failed idea of prohibition just last year, the UN is now calling for the worldwide decriminalization of

  • A new farmworker union is born

    A new farmworker union is born

    Indigenous Oaxacan farm workers win themselves a union in the Pacific Northwest by David Bacon Bob’s Burgers and Brew, a hamburger joint at the Cook Road freeway exit on Interstate 5, about two hours north of Seattle, doesn’t look like a place where Pacific Northwest farm workers can change their lives, much less make some

  • Who holds DEA accountable when there are deaths

    Who holds DEA accountable when there are deaths

    In 2011, a DEA operation touched off a massacre in a Mexican town, yet the agency never investigated what went wrong by Ginger Thompson ProPublica In early 2011, the Drug Enforcement Administration obtained a rare and highly valuable piece of intelligence about the leaders of the Mexico-based Zetas cartel, one of the most powerful, and

  • Kids at work: there are 3.6. million in Mexico

    Kids at work: there are 3.6. million in Mexico

    Study says six out of 10 are looking for an ‘informal but honest’ way to survive Compiled by Mexico News Daily A study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has found that 3.6 million Mexican children and adolescents between five and 17 years old are currently employed in some way or another, representing

  • War on drugs killed more people than Vietnam

    War on drugs killed more people than Vietnam

    by Jack Burns Analysis For the first time in US history, more Americans have died of drug overdoses in a single year than all those killed in the Vietnam War. The drug war has been exposed as a deadly and violent failure and the federal government shows no signs of backing down. Last year’s death

  • Picking fruit at 42 C: work can be a struggle

    Picking fruit at 42 C: work can be a struggle

    But it has to be done despite the heat, says Tamaulipas laborer Compiled by Mexico Daily News When the Mexican sun is beating down fiercely and the temperature rises above 30 C — as it has done in at least 10 states across Mexico recently — there are several things one might think of doing to

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