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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a popular annual celebration of Mexican-American culture. It’s a day that honors a victorious battle fought during the French-Mexican War. But many people think of it …

Farm Labor, Braceros and Trump

As California farmers plan crops for this year, there are serious questions about whether there will be enough workers to plant and harvest them. President Trump’s immigration plan is having …

Daily Wrap: Monday 8/31/15

On this last day of August – a month with five Mondays – we offer you this selection of stories to begin your work week.   Food is free in …

Op-ed: consumers should request fair trade products

In an op-ed that is gaining national attention, the Los Angeles Times tells consumers that they can help Mexican farm workers by requesting that stores carry more fair trade products. The op-ed …

Los Angeles Times Mexican farm labor series continues

A series of articles by Los Angeles Times reporter Richard Marosi continues to highlight the poor working conditions experienced by Mexican farm laborers producing food for U.S. markets. The investigative …