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Giordano: Subcomandante Marcos Meets The Braceros

Giordano: Subcomandante Marcos Invites the Braceros to Go with Him to Meet Mexicans that Live and Work In the United States


February 20, 2006
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From 1942 to 1966, Mexicans known as "Braceros" responded to a labor shortage and came over the border in a guest worker program to harvest crops on U.S. farms. The Mexican government dishonestly skimmed 10 percent off their wages back then, and the Braceros and their families have fought to right this wrong ever since. Today, reports Al Giordano, in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala, more than a thousand Braceros met with Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos at the latest stop of the "Other Campaign."

Giordano writes:

"Marcos – now in the ninth of 31 states plus the Federal District of Mexico City that he is visiting between January and June to listen to the grievances of the people and sew many struggles into one big fight – also asked the Braceros to march with him en masse on May 1st in Mexico City (Labor Day here and in much of the world). 'Right now, it's just me going,' he quipped. 'Let's go together and march.'

"The proposals by 'Delegate Zero' were met by thunderous applause and shouts of agreement; there is no doubt that both his invitations will be accepted and that the border meetings are gaining traction and importance in the Other Campaign. And thus, today, the historic journey of Marcos from Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas to the United States border takes on a new context with the news that he will be joined by many Mexicans who once crossed the Rio Bravo, but decided to come back."

Read the full story in the pages of The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign:

http://www.narconews.com/otroperiodismo/en.html

From somewhere in a country called América,

Dan Feder
Managing Editor
The Narco News Bulletin
http://www.narconews.com

ENDS

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