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Pesticide made us sterile, banana workers say

Tens of thousands of former banana workers say they were made sterile by a pesticide used by US companies on plantations in Latin America in the 1970s.

The United States restricted and then banned its use on the US mainland because of the health risks, but workers in Central America and South America continued to be exposed to it.

  • BBC

Grace Livingstone reports from Panama on the workers’ decades-long battle for justice.

Isabel Coba Mojica was 16 years old when he got a job on a banana plantation in Panama’s Chiriquí province.

When he started…

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