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Story Publication logo December 24, 2013

Colombia's Flower Workers Do Not Celebrate the Free Trade Agreement with the US

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Since 1986, more than 2,800 labor leaders and union members have been killed in Colombia. In recent...

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Gloria Isabel Ramirez, nearly crippled after a lifetime as a flower worker. Image by Stephen Franklin. Colombia, 2013.

Colombian flower exports make up 75 percent of the United States' flower market. Most of the flower workers in Colombia are women and often single mothers who work for subsistence wages. Their attempts to organize for better working conditions have been thwarted.

To read the full article, in Spanish, visit La Raza's website.

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