Director of the Border Agricultural Workers Project and Coordinator at La Vía Campesina

Carlos Marentes

Carlos Marentes, a native of the Juárez-El Paso border region, is a farm labor organizer and farm worker advocate. Marentes is the founder and director of the Border Agricultural Workers Project (BAWP), an effort to organize the farm workers of the US-Mexico border, especially the chile pickers, in the fields and in their communities in both sides of the border. He participates in many local, state and national organizations that deal with issues of poverty, economic inequality, environment and climate problems, and coordinates the International Collective on Migrants and Rural Workers of La Vía Campesina.