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A worker harvests bell peppers. Advocates say workers may put up with intolerable conditions for fear that complaining will cost them their jobs, and their visas, in favor of workers here illegally. (Photo courtesy Farmworker Justice)

Farmers, farmworkers look to immigration reform to fix ‘flawed’ H-2A visas

Farmers, farmworkers look to immigration reform to fix ‘flawed’ H-2A visas

By Michelle Peirano Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – Francisco Duarte stood in the Arizona sun with little shade or water for hours, waiting to go pick lemons. But he never complained. That’s because the guest worker from San Luis, Mexico, was afraid that if he did he would be replaced by an undocumented worker willing

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Head Start Wins Award for STEM Curriculum

By Alberto Suris Rumbo News LAWRENCE, MA — The GLCAC’s Head Start program recently won recognition for its innovation and leadership in teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics to preschoolers. In a ceremony attended by Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua, Lawrence Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Riley, parents and GLCAC staff, three prize-winning teachers were honored for using


Video: Online campaign Global Mom Relay culminates with interactive UN conference celebrating mothers everywhere

LatinaLista — Mothers are too often the unsung heroes of not just their families but everywhere a need for a voice or helping hand was answered by ‘someone’s mom’. The important role of moms is never fully appreciated, regardless of whether they live in bustling cities or remote rural areas, developed countries or third-world regions.


Authorities on alert after central Colombia Nevado del Ruiz volcano causes earthquake

By Adriaan Alsema Colombia Reports According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory in the city of Manizales — only miles away from the volcano, the volcano caused a minor M3.1 earthquake early Monday morning One the day of May 6 at 2:55 local time a volcanic-tectonic earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1, associated with the


Bilingual book publisher creates challenge to get children to not eat sugar for a day

LatinaLista — For many people, sugar is their very first addiction, started when they were children. Whether from eating sugar-coated cereal, licking heaping scoops of ice cream or drinking tall sweet glasses of creamy chocolate milk, children’s taste buds get an early introduction to the sweet ingredient. So a new campaign, A Day Without Sugar,