200 Indigenous Farmworkers Rescued from Subhuman Conditions in Mexico
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March 18, 2015

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More than 200 farmworkers living in subhuman conditions at a farm in Comondu, a city in Baja California Sur state, have been rescued, the Mexican Labor Secretariat said.

The farmworkers, all originally from Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Guerrero states, were found after co-workers who managed to escape from the farm filed a complaint with authorities.

The workers who escaped from the farm told officials that their employers threatened them and forced them to live in huts amid trash, the secretariat said.

The farmworkers were found at two camps, Labor and Social Welfare Secretary Alfonso Navarrete said in a press conference.

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