Business: Can Chavez Survive?

The sun beat down on the dusty highway until the temperature reached the mid-90s, but the men doggedly marched on, carrying a coffin heaped with flowers. Before them, behind them, some 5,000 striking vineyard workers and their supporters trudged along. Some of them carried the blackeagle flags of the United Farm Workers Union, others a banner portraying the Virgin Mary. They sang hymns in honor of the man whose body lay in the coffin. He was Juan de la Cruz, 60, who had been among the first to join Cesar Chavez's campaign to organize...

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