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The Escazú Agreement is the first treaty in the world to contain specific provisions on human rights defenders in environmental matters.
During the Trump administration, the U.S. deported an average of 275,725 people per year, almost the same number of workers – 257,667 – brought by growers last year to labor in U.S. fields. Contract laborers on H2-A visas now make up is a tenth of the U.S.’s total agricultural workforce – an increase of more than 100,000 in just six years.
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A Global Exchange webcast with Laura Carlsen and other guests from Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S.
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Laura Carlsen joins Dr. Gerald Horne, L.A. educator and activist Jackie Goldberg and host Margaret Prescod to discuss COVID-19, Trump’s plan to re-open the country, testing, the cut-off of funds to WHO and where we go from here.
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