Primitivo Cortes was the second oldest of 11 children; his father worked in the fields of Mexico.
“I miss when I was a child … cause it was quiet. I am from a little town in Mexico and I moved to a big city to work, but the work don’t pay. We are poor now but that time was so terrible because we [had] no jobs,” Cortes said.
Cortes came to Milwaukee when he was 28 and got a job at an El Rey tortilla factory. He worked in the salt fields on Jones’ Island for 24 years and plans to retire in two years.
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