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Victor Cariás, a supervisor on an oil spill cleanup crew in the Gulf of Mexico - Photo: Annie Correal
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Hard, Dirty, Work: Latinos Clean Up The Gulf of Mexico

The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has drawn clean up workers from near and far. Many of these workers are Latinos, so-called “disaster migrants” who go from catastrophe to catastrophe and aid in the repair efforts. Fi2W’s Annie Correal documented their lives in a radio piece for Latino USA.

Elena - An oil spill response worker in Hopedale, LA - Photo: Annie Correal
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The Life of Hispanic Immigrant Cleanup Workers in the Gulf

Cleaning up oil in the Gulf of Mexico is grueling, sometimes dangerous work. In Louisiana, these jobs are drawing immigrant workers to small communities. And they’re not always getting a warm welcome.

Satellite image of the oil spill clean up effort in the Gulf of Mexico - Credit: DigitalGlobe/Flickr

Gulf Oil Spill Lands Vietnamese Immigrant Fishermen In Limbo

A language barrier compounds problems for Vietnamese immigrants working in Louisiana’s fishing industry who are suffering from the shutdown of fishing in state waters.