Banana Plantation Worker

Latin America has played a dominate role in exporting bananas to the United States. Large US-owned companies such as, Chiquita (United Fruit Company) and Dole (Standard Fruit Company), have had great influence in the world market and their massive plantations have spread throughout Latin America, this has had impacts on plantation workers and the environment. Workers must undergo harsh working conditions with extremely low wages.

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