President Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained ‘‘invisible’’ to much of the nation. ‘‘Today, we celebrate Cesar Chavez,’’ Obama said at a ceremony the California farmhouse where Chavez lived and worked for more than two decades. ‘‘Our world is a better place because Cesar Chavez decided to change it.’’
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