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War-time Mexican guest workers demand release of their pensions2
October 11, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan
Braceros, farm workers from Mexico who were recruited to work in US farms from 1942 to 1964, traveled 2,500 miles to bring attention to their plight. About 10 percent of the workers’ earnings while working in the US were deducted as contribution to a pension fund. The Mexican government, though, refused to pay them their pensions.