June 10th, 2013
Bracero Pay Day on Hold



Latino_USABy Mónica Ortiz Uribe, Latino USA

While Congress debates provisions for a new guest worker program, elderly Mexican farmworkers called braceros protest about retirement money they say they’re owed. Mónica Ortiz Uribe reports.

This article was first published in Latin0 USA.

MonicaOrtizUribeMónica Ortiz Uribe is a native of El Paso, Texas, where she recently worked as a freelance reporter. Her work has aired on NPR, Public Radio International and Radio Bilingue. Most of her stories examined the effects of drug-related violence across the border in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Previously, she worked as a reporter for the Waco Tribune Herald in Waco, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in history.

[Photo by Mónica Ortiz Uribe]

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