Banana plantation

Aracataca, Colombia – 14 March 2006

A young Colombian worker prepares the aircable for banana transport on the banana plantation in Aracataca, Colombia, 14 March 2006. Eighty percent of the exported bananas in the world are grown in Latin America. Local farms have no other alternative than to sell for a price offered by the multinational company. When working conditions and ecology is in question, the corporations do not have any responsibility as they do not own plantations. Local governments in the attempt of organizing banana export provide low duty taxes on export, they try to eliminate social and enviromental politics to attract the big companies to their countries.

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