Tuesday - Apr 23, 2019

Frontpage

  • Pesticide leaves Latin American banana workers sterile

    by the El Reportero wire services

    Approximately 5,000 agricultural workers from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama have filed five lawsuits in the United States, claiming they were left sterile due to the exposure to the pesticide, DBCP, in the 1970s.

    Jury selection for the first of the lawsuits is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

  • Commentary: What next after collapse of immigration bill?

    by Javier Rodriguez

    The recently defeated Senate immigration proposal and the one waiting to be addressed in the lower house, the Strive Act, are neither pro-immigrant nor pro-worker Immigration reform.

    Both fall far short of the human rights standards set forth by the United Nations International Covenant for the Protection of Migrant Workers.