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  • Will growers’ demands for wage cuts get help from the U.S. government?

    Will growers’ demands for wage cuts get help from the U.S. government?

    by David Bacon California growers have complained of a tight labor market for years, as a militarized border and a decade of mass deportations restrict the flow of migrants into the fields. Some growers, like Salinas’ D’Arrigo Brothers Co., have signed union contracts and provided better wages and benefits in order to attract a stable

  • US pulls out of Mexico tomato agreement over growers’ complaints

    US pulls out of Mexico tomato agreement over growers’ complaints

    Mexico’s share of the US tomato market increased from 32 percent in 1996 to 54 percent in 2017 by Mexico News Daily The United States intends to withdraw from a six-year-old trade agreement with Mexico on tomatoes, the U.S. government said yesterday, a move that clears the way for new tariffs to be imposed. The

  • Census 2020 – Continued dispute over legality of immigration status question

    Census 2020 – Continued dispute over legality of immigration status question

    To erase our presence: the growing political force in this country by Fernando A. Torres Special for El Reportero The incorporation of the question about the migratory status into the Census 2020 that the presidency is trying to impose is still in legal dispute. The first legal opinion in this regard was that of Jesse

  • ‘Super successful’ program registers 10,000 migrants in six days: Immigration

    ‘Super successful’ program registers 10,000 migrants in six days: Immigration

    Mexico is providing them with one-year humanitarian visas by Mexico News Daily Immigration authorities have now registered more than 10,000 migrants at the southern border as part of a new government program that has been described by an official as “super successful.” The National Immigration Institute (INM) announced on Twitter today that it registered 8,446

  • A new day for Mexican workers

    A new day for Mexican workers

    by David Bacon NAFTA had been in effect for just a few months when Ruben Ruíz got a job at the Itapsa factory in Mexico City in the summer of 1994. Itapsa made auto brakes for Echlin, a U.S. manufacturer later bought out by the huge Dana Aftermarket Group. In the factory, asbestos dust from

  • US border agency orders medical checks on children in custody after deaths

    US border agency orders medical checks on children in custody after deaths

    by Khushbu Shah and agencies CBP said it needs help of other agencies to provide healthcare after a second immigrant child died in its custody this month, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of

  • An Interview with Oscar-Winning Director Alfonso Cuarón

    An Interview with Oscar-Winning Director Alfonso Cuarón

    With a new film on Netflix this week, the iconoclastic auteur opens up about facing his insecurities in the latest edition of The Red Bulletin – a monthly magazine produced by Red Bull Media House. by Marco Payán The Mexican film director has no fear of the unknown. Upon the release of his new film,

  • ‘We’re going to kill you’: Nicaragua’s brutal crackdown on press freedom

    ‘We’re going to kill you’: Nicaragua’s brutal crackdown on press freedom

    Journalists have been beaten, arrested, and robbed in the wake of the civil revolt that paralyzed the country earlier in the year Toby Stirling Hill in Managua MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Mon 10 Dec 2018 – Nicaraguan TV journalist Miguel Mora was driving home from work when he was pulled over by armed police. “They ordered me

  • The cross-border farmworker rebellion

    The cross-border farmworker rebellion

    Workers in the berry fields of the United States and Mexico have the same transnational employers. Now, farmworker unions in those two nations have begun to work together by David Bacon Surrounded by blueberry and alfalfa fields near Sumas, Washington, just a few miles from the Canadian border, a group of workers last week stood

  • New help center for the homeless is inaugurated in the SF Mission District

    New help center for the homeless is inaugurated in the SF Mission District

    by Fernando A. Torres Catholic Charities reported that the new social assistance center called Access Point The Mission, will join its program of prevention of homeless families and help services on immigration in a new location at 3270 18th Street with South Van Ness. The presence of Catholic Charities and their social programs is not