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Midwest

Taken For A Ride: Temp Agencies And ‘Raiteros’ In Immigrant Chicago

Some of America's best-known companies and largest temp agencies benefit from - and tacitly collaborate with - an underworld of labor brokers, known as raiteros, who charge workers fees, pushing their pay below minimum wage. We explore the system in Chicago's Little Village, the largest Mexican community in the Midwest.

April 10, 1979 - The View From Tornado Alley

April 10, 1979 - Tornadoes tear up Mid-West, leaving 59 dead. Truckers Strike in tentative settlement. Steel Workers strike. Tanzania troops take Uganda Capital of Kampala, end of Idi Amin regime. Begin calls Sadat to discuss "personal matters". Iran Executes 13 by firing squad. Tests around 3 Mile Island Nuclear facility prove negative. 41 days of testimony in Marvin vs. Marvin case ends.