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Relatives to the south

Today, Mexico has more traditional full-blooded indigenous (Native American) people than any other country in the Americas. In Mexico, there are more than 20 million full-blooded Native people, and they are aware that they are needed in the United States to work in the hot fields to put food on the tables of all Americans. Most Americans are not aware that full-blooded Native people from Mexico are working in the hot fields in California.

Today, the Native people from Mexico are called “Mexicans,” “Hispanics,” and “immigrants.” It is unfair to put those labels on full-blooded indigenous people from North America and Mexico. Most of the Native people working in the fields do not speak Spanish or English. They only speak their Native languages. Some of the full-blooded Native people working in the fields are the Mixteca, Amuzgo, Zapotec, Yaqui, Cocopa, Pima and Opata.

The office of the California Attorney General and the U.S. government need to investigate United Farm Workers and the treatment of the full-blooded Native people who work in those hot fields in California.



– Henry Guzman Villalobos

President and CEO

Aztecs of North America, Inc.

Hayward, Calif.