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Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico - October 28, 2014

International Law Symposium: "Migration: Different Views" 
 
More than 150 law students attended the event to learn about temporary migrant workers, recruitment, and migration journeys at the panel "Jornadas de Derecho Internacional - La Migracion: Distintas Miradas” (International Law Symposium: "Migration: Different Views" )  organized by the Law School at the University of Veracruz in coordination with the State Human Rights Commission (CEDH).  The keynote speakers were Norma and Guadalupe Romero from Las Patronas, an independent group of women who for more than 15 years has been providing aid and food to Central American migrants on their journey north. 
 
Policy Advocacy Coordinator, Mayela Blanco was invited to participate as a panelist to discuss abuse and fraud in the recruitment process in Mexico, and share Global Workers' advocacy and prevention efforts. Additional panelists included Antonio Falcon and Rosalba Hernández from the CEDH, and law professor Paola Cuellar, who added to the discussion on temporary workers and the problems they face during the recruitment process. 
 
To close out the event, Jorge Roberto Grajales Espino, a magistrate from the superior court of the state of Puebla, gave a presentation on Mexican migrants in U.S. 
 
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