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Mexico's remittances up 5.5 pct in 1st quarter

Mexico's central bank says the amount of money migrant workers sent home in the first quarter of 2011 increased by 5.5 percent compared to the same period last year. Full story

African migrant workers leave Misrata worried about future

Some of the African migrant workers who boarded a ferry on Saturday to flee the city of Misrata had been stranded in its port for five weeks waiting to escape. Full story

2 men to be sentenced in work visa fraud case

Two men, who ran a software company in Clinton, Iowa, are expected to be sentenced on charges they committed visa fraud to bring foreign workers to the U.S. Full story

UK to fund rescue of foreign workers in Misrata

Britain said Monday it would provide about 2 million pounds (US$3.3 million) to fund efforts to evacuate about 5,000 foreign workers stranded and under fire in the besieged western Libyan city of Misrata. Full story

War takes toll on lively Benghazi Friday market

Below the raucous surface of Benghazi's Friday market, the economic toll of Libya's eight-week revolt is beginning to show. Full story

Guest workers sue farm claiming pesticide exposure

A group of 15 Mexican guest workers is suing the owners of a Newport tomato farm, claiming civil rights and labor law violations. Full story

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