Mexico’s child farm workers at risk of exploitation

Millions of Mexicans, including many children, endure terrible conditions as they pick produce destined for the West.

More than two million intinerant workers, including many children, travel around Mexico picking fruit and vegetables, with much of the produce destined for the United States or Europe.

The labourers earn a fraction of what agricultural workers are paid in the US and often endure terrible conditions.

Last week more than 300 of the workers, including 78 children, were rescued from rat-infested living quarters in a farm in northern Mexico.

Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports

Source : Al Jazeera


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