Banana Republic (Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia) [ 46 images ]
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 (workers on the plantations are hired on a monthly-contract basis) and ecology (some pesticides used on the banana plantations are forbidden in Europe and in the US) is in question, the corporations do not have any responsibility as they do not own plantations. Local governments in the...