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August 30, 1994 | EDWARD ORLEBAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Luis Choc should be working in the fields for the coffee harvest that begins in earnest next month on this farm in the hills 150 miles north of Guatemala City. But he and 53 other hands have been fired for demanding that they receive the minimum wage. Choc, 40, and his family have lived here for generations: "It is where the bones of my ancestors are buried," the Keqchi Maya community leader says.
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August 30, 1994 | EDWARD ORLEBAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Luis Choc should be working in the fields for the coffee harvest that begins in earnest next month on this farm in the hills 150 miles north of Guatemala City. But he and 53 other hands have been fired for demanding that they receive the minimum wage. Choc, 40, and his family have lived here for generations: "It is where the bones of my ancestors are buried," the Keqchi Maya community leader says.
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