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What is a Maquiladora?

The term “maquiladora” has been equated with “sweatshop.” It is a place where workers get no respect, where they are treated like machines not humans, where they often have to  use toxic chemicals without proper safety gear.  The chemicals or … Continue reading

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Voices from the Barbed Wires…summary

AUTHOR’S SUMMARY ELVIA R. ARRIOLA, Voices from the Barbed Wires of Despair, Women in the Maquiladoras, Latina Critical Legal Theory and Gender at the U.S. Mexico Border, 49 De Paul L. Rev. 729-815 (2000)     (87 pages )  (This Summary – … Continue reading

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Delegations: Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera

Why Go on a Delegation?    Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (ATCF) ATCF organizes quarterly delegations to visit maquiladora workers and communities along the Mexico-U.S. border. The Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s (CFO: Border Committee of Workers) hosts each group’s … Continue reading

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Pictures from visits to Ciudad Acuña

The disparities at the border are obvious… fancy offices for the maquiladora owners, poor and run down housing for the workers… who have children Worker’s Housing,  Cd. Acuña

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