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Heifer CEO: Low Coffee Prices One Cause Of Border Crisis


Guatemalan immigration to the United States is rooted partly in low coffee prices, the CEO of Heifer International said Monday.

However, the United States must learn how to create better farm markets domestically before it can help Central Americans improve theirs, said U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro.

The two made their comments during a panel discussion at the Clinton School of Public Service Monday in Little Rock. The panel also included Manuel Espina, Guatemala’s ambassador to the United States, and the University of California Irvine professor William Hernandez Requejo.

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