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Hundreds Protest for Back Pay From U.S.

February 07, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Hundreds of Mexican laborers protested in front of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, demanding to be paid wages they claim they are owed for working on American farms and railroads 60 years ago. The embassy did not comment.

The workers, known as braceros after the Spanish word for arm, said they never received the 10% of their wages that were supposed to be withheld and put into savings funds for them to use when they returned to Mexico.

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