Central American coffee plague behind recent wave of immigrants

  // Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:36 //

Seeking to support his family's small coffee farm in western Honduras, Jorge Arevalo joined a wave of mostly-undocumented Latino construction workers coming to metro New Orleans

after Hurricane Katrina. He'd gut and rebuild houses for a few years, he figured, then go back to his wife and his daughter, Kensey – a baby girl he had to watch grow up via Skype.

"My dream was to go back and build my house," Arevalo said. He wasn't

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