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Braceros Protest Barriers to Compensation

La Opinin, Posted: Dec 04, 2008

LOS ANGELES -- Former Mexican farmworkers rallied outside the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles Tuesday to protest a requirement that they return to Mexico before qualifying for their benefits, La Opinin reports.

The Mexican government is offering compensation to braceros who worked in the United States between 1942 and 1964. The government withheld part of their salaries and placed it in a savings fund, but never returned the funds to the workers. In order to be eligible for their payments, the braceros must register within the next two months at centers located in Mexico. Advocates say this is a hardship for the former farmworkers, many of whom are in their 60s and 70s.


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