Summer Harlow

Kosher Industry’s Woes Reach a Poor Village in Guatemala

For more than a decade, Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa, acted as the guardian, patron, and largest employer of San José Calderas, Guatemala. But in the months since a May immigration raid and the arrest of nearly 300 undocumented Guatemalan workers, the kosher meat company now is proving to be the undoing of this dusty village.