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Eva Longoria Wants U.S. to Protect Child Farm Workers

From LAHT.com, Latin American Herald Tribune, “Eva Longoria Wants U.S. to Protect Child Farm Workers,” 27 Mar 2011.
Eva Longoria (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Eva Longoria (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – U.S. actress Eva Longoria said Sunday in Mexico that she hopes the United States and Latin American nations will approve laws protecting children who are farm workers.

“This is a worldwide problem and I hope we can change the law now in the United States,” said the actress after the screening of the documentary “La cosecha” (“The Harvest”), in which she makes her debut as a co-producer and which was presented Sunday at the International Film Festival in Guadalajara.

The film, directed by Roberto Romano, shows the conditions in which three immigrant children who work in agriculture live in the United States.

Longoria, one of the stars participating in the festival that ends on April 1, said that the documentary will be shown in movie theaters and that she will continue producing both documentary and fiction films.

She said that she was “concerned” about the inequality in health care received by Latinos and the education that is denied to the children of immigrants in the United States.

Longoria has performed numerous charitable works and supported the Latino community in her country. She is the spokesperson for “Padres contra el cancer” (Parents against cancer), an organization that helps Latino children with cancer in the United States.

Meanwhile, the artist announced that soon the film “Cristiada” will be screened in which she starred with Andy Garcia and which was shot in several places in Mexico.

In addition, on April 5, “Eva’s Kitchen” will go on sale, a cooking book in which Longoria resurrects the recipes enjoyed in her Latino family.

Read at: LAHT.com, Latin American Herald Tribune, “Eva Longoria Wants U.S. to Protect Child Farm Workers,” 27 Mar 2011.

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