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Baja farm laborers one year after a violent strike

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Macedonio de Jesus Lopez picks strawberries for export to the U.S. at the DeWayne Hafen farm in the San Quintin Valley of Baja California.

 (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
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Union leader Fidel Sanchez, a former picker blamed by many growers for last year’s unrest, remains a controversial figure.

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Farm owner DeWayne Carlos Hafen, right, works alongside Milea Gutierrez to demonstrate the correct procedure for planting onion sprouts.

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Labor leaders Bonifacio Martinez, left and Fidel Sanchez look over strawberry fields where last year’s farmworker strike erupted in violence.

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William Hedrick, an executive for Watsonvolle, Calif.-based fruit grower BerryMex, walks among raspberry fields in San Quintin, Mexico. BerryMex pays farmworkers the highest wages in the region, 226 pesos a day, or about $12.

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Celena Santiago picks raspberries at a BerryMex farm in San Quintin, Mexico.

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Farmworkers return to the Villa de las Fresas labor camp in Baja California after a day’s work. The camp houses 500 seasonal workers and is among the most modern in Mexico.

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Farmworker Lorenzo Timoxtl opens the curtain in his room after a day picking rasbberries for the BerryMex company. The migrant worker lives in one of Mexico’s most modern farm labor camps.

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Farmworkers play cards on their bunk in the Rancho Los Pinos labor camp in San Quintin, Mexico.

 (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
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