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bro che roh

  • n  a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II

  • Granted, its guest-worker program is the right idea, as long as it doesn't repeat the human rights abuses of the last century's bracero project.
  • Last week some 300 union sympathizers, carrying signs in Spanish, BRACERO, PIDE TU LIBERTAD, staged a sitdown demonstration in front of one bracero camp to prevent the workers from .
  • Sir: I emphatically deny ever making derogatory comments about bracero Mexican laborers as to their physical abilities or characteristics.
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  • Highway 101 dedicated to Braceros 50 years after fatal crash
    Organizers held a special remembrance and commemoration Saturday for a group of people often taken for granted and who suffered through one of the Central Coast’s worst accidents 50 years ago. The Spanish term “Bracero” means “manual labor,” and that’s what the estimated 5 million Mexicans in the Bracero Program were for the U.S. agricultural industry. However, in many cases, the workers were ...
    Sept. 15, 2013 - KSBW Salinas
  • A bracero memorial
    While Saturday's dedication of a section of Highway 101 corresponds with a tragic train-bus crash 50 years ago that claimed the lives of 32 farmworkers — braceros — it goes far beyond a memorial to a tragedy.
    Sept. 13, 2013 - The Salinas Californian

  • Abel Maldonado in Los Angeles Times
    At the end of the day, I vote for what I believe is right for the people of California, not for my party,Maldonado said. "My father came to America as a bracero. He didn't have a penny in his pocket, but he had values -- values my party...

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