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10 May 2005

Chiquita’s Children [Nicaragua]

Author: Nicolas Bérubé & Benoit Aquin, In These Times

In the ’70s and ’80s, the banana companies Dole, Del Monte and Chiquita used a carcinogenic pesticide, Nemagon, to protect their crops in Nicaragua. Today, the men and women who worked on those plantations suffer from incurable illnesses...Nemagon.....

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5 May 2005

International Banana Conference: Respect for Trade Union Rights Crucial for 'Reversing the Race to the Bottom'

Author: International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)

...the Second International Banana Conference...[expressed] strong support for action to respect trade union rights and improve worker health and safety on banana plantations as an integral part of measures to address the continuous downward pressure...

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4 May 2005
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Author: Entrevista con Edelina García, sindicalista de la FENACLE, por Maude Malengrez, Infosud

Edelina García, sindicalista de la FENACLE (Federación Nacional de Campesinos e Indígenas Libres de Ecuador)...habla sobre la falta de derechos de que adolecen los trabajadores ecuatorianos...[Dice] "Solamente se ve lo que se quiere ver y eso es lo que...

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4 May 2005
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Author: Confédération Internationale des Syndicats Libres (CISL)

...Edelina Garcia, syndicaliste de la Fenacle, la Fédération Nationale des Associations de paysans et Indigènes libres de l’Equateur qui regroupe plus de 250.000 travailleurs, indigènes ou petits paysans indépendants dans le secteur de la banane,...

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4 May 2005

Spotlight interview with Edelina Garcia [trade union organiser for the National Federation of Free Peasants' and Indigenous Peoples' Associations (FENACLE) Ecuador]

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

Edelina Garcia, a trade union organiser for FENACLE, the National Federation of Free Peasants' and Indigenous Peoples' Associations grouping 250,000 workers in the banana sector, speaks about the non-existence of workers' rights in Ecuador...[refers...

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4 May 2005
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Author: Confederación International de Organizaciones Sindicales (CIOSL)

...Edelina García, sindicalista de la FENACLE (Federación Nacional de Campesinos e Indígenas Libres de Ecuador), que cuenta con más de 250.000 afiliados, indígenas o pequeños campesinos independientes del sector bananero, habla sobre la falta de...

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3 May 2005
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Author: Francesc Relea, El Pais

Una de las principales reivindicaciones es que el Gobierno y el Parlamento mantengan en vigor la Ley 364, aprobada en el año 2000, en virtud de la cual un tribunal de justicia nicaragüense condenó en 2002 a las multinacionales Dow Chemical, Shell Oil...

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29 April 2005
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29 April 2005

Solidarity with Nemagon Victims in Nicaragua

Author: International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)

Over 100,000 Nicaraguans suffer from the numerous effects of Nemagon [a toxic pesticide] exposure, which include dermatological and reproductive disorders and fatal cancers. At least one thousand Nicaraguans have died as a result of exposure to the...

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18 April 2005

Honduran Farm Workers Sue Companies Over Pesticide

Author: Nichola Groom, Reuters

More than 600 Honduran banana pickers are suing some of the world's biggest fruit growers and chemical manufacturers, claiming they distributed and used a US-banned pesticide in Central America that was known to cause sterility...Dow Chemical disputed...

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