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Hidden Under the Indian Sun

By |2017-10-10T15:47:14-05:00February 4th, 2017|Videos|

Hidden Under the Indian Sun was originally published in The Atlantic (USA) in January. The short film on CKDnT affecting communities in Eastern India was produced by independent photojournalists, filmmakers, and La Isla Network collaborators Tom Laffay and Ed Kashi together with Talking Eyes Media. In the vast rice fields of Andhra Pradesh, Southeastern India, [...]

Vital Liquid

By |2017-07-11T22:59:29-05:00December 11th, 2014|Videos|

To address working conditions, implementation of OSHA’s Water.Rest.Shade recommendations is an excellent start. But we’re not stopping there - LIF and participating researchers continue to look at the interaction of environmental toxins and their contribution to the development of CKDnT. By also improving the tools workers use in the fields we will protect them from [...]

The Rainy Season

By |2017-10-10T15:47:17-05:00August 15th, 2013|Fundraising, Personal Story|

In Nicaragua, August marks the mid-point of el invierno - the rainy season - where almost daily, brief and tropical downpours break the humid air and soak the verdant landscape. More summer than winter, despite the name, by November the rain will give way to hotter, drier temperatures, just as sugarcane workers return to the [...]

Bitter Sugar: A Mystery Disease

By |2017-10-10T15:47:17-05:00March 11th, 2013|Press Releases|

Associated Press photographer Esteban Felix Tells the story behind the photos. The workers who cut sugarcane and other crops in the sweltering coastal lowlands of Central America are being hit by an epidemic that is killing thousands of people a year. From Panama to southern Mexico, laborers are coming down with kidney failure at rates [...]

Only Job in Town

By |2017-07-11T23:02:23-05:00October 22nd, 2012|Videos|

The rainy season brings a halt to the cutting season between May and November, but veteran sugarcane cutters find work in other jobs as sugarcane production never rests. They work in "cleaning," or weeding the cane fields, spraying chemical herbicides and pesticides, working security of fields, warehouses and factories, and maintaining irrigation infrastructure, preparing for [...]

OFF AIR

By |2017-10-10T15:47:18-05:00October 15th, 2012|Press Releases|

También disponible en español With the world's eye on Chichigalpa, Nicaragua after a round of media visits over the course of 2012, the complicated circumstances surrounding the basics of the CKDnT issue do not fit easily into a nightly news program. OFF AIR explores a deeper and darker reality of intimidation that those affected by [...]

Only Job in Town

By |2017-10-10T15:47:18-05:00September 15th, 2012|Press Releases|

También disponible en español The rainy season brings a halt to the cutting season between May and November, but veteran sugarcane cutters find work in other jobs as sugarcane production never rests. They work in “cleaning,” or weeding the cane fields, spraying chemical herbicides and pesticides, working security of fields, warehouses and factories, and maintaining [...]

A Cycle of Death

By |2017-10-10T15:47:18-05:00February 24th, 2012|Press Releases|

También disponible en español La Isla is a small community located on the outskirts of Chichigalpa, Nicaragua in the Central America lowlands. Its sole economy is the sugar cane industry which relies on young men desperate to provide for their families ensuring an endless supply of labor. The wage they can earn cutting sugar cane [...]