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Film "Under Cane” Shows Why Nicaragua's Sugarcane Harvesters are Dying

Nicole Akoukou Thompson (Latin Post) writes about the documentary Under Cane, by Ed Kashi; La Isla Foundation; Nicaragua’s basic labor rights; and how the violation of those labor rights result in chronic kidney disease and numerous deaths among Nicaraguan sugarcane harvesters: 513 more words


Find Your Focus

The hardest struggle for me here in Nicaragua is finding my focus. Working in Chichigalpa really opens my eyes to some of the hardest issues are world is facing today. 471 more words


If you can't do everything, what can you do?

A little over two weeks has past since I moved to León, Nicaragua to begin my internship with La Isla Foundation. LIF is a public health and policy NGO addressing a fatal epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) among sugarcane workers in Central America. 564 more words


PHRGE Revisited: A public health epidemic among Nicaraguan sugarcane workers

I’ve always hated being a student, I just I always saw it as a necessary evil to get where I wanted to go.  That being said, there are times where I’ve wished I was back in law school, often so I could justify going on co-op again!  851 more words


More than a trip into Estelí’s misty mountains, a visit to Miraflor is a trip backward in time. Perhaps this is what Costa Rica’s Monteverde…

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La Isla Foundation Community Programs

La Isla Foundation’s community programs — English classes for kids, occupational training, and computer skills — provide the children of Guanacastal Sur an opportunity to work outside of the sugarcane fields and avoid the fate of their grandfathers, fathers, uncles, and brothers. 13 more words

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