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Story Publication logo November 26, 2013

The Fight for Labor Rights in Colombia

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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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Families of sugar cane workers struggle to survive. Image by Stephen Franklin. Colombia, 2013.

Omar Serrano, the president of the Colombian sugarcane cutters, has high hopes that the fight for worker's rights will reverberate throughout Colombia. The workers in El Cerrito are just struggling to survive—living off beans, coffee and bread. With little help from the outside world they sometimes have to resort to eating worms and drinking water from a creek that runs through the crops.

This article is in Spanish. To read the full text, please visit LaRaza's website.

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