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Forum Held on December 5, 2015

"The Impact of Maquilas on Workers"

The maquila scene has not changed that much for workers since Juárez established manufacturing facilities fifty years ago. Elizabeth Flores, attorney and founder and director of the Centro de Pastoral Obrera de Ciudad Juárez, spoke about the experience of workers in the maquiladora industry, including how they cope with low wages and insufficient resources to sustain their families.