Posts Tagged ‘La Isla Foundation’

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Central American Laborers Cut Down By Mystery Kidney Disease

May 1, 2012
A cane plantation worker in Zapote, Nicaragua (treesftf/Flickr)

A cane plantation worker in Zapote, Nicaragua (treesftf/Flickr)

The northwestern Nicaraguan town of La Isla has lost so many of its residents in recent years that locals have unofficially renamed it β€œLa Isla de las Viudas,” or island of widows. The victims, mostly men, all die from the same cause – kidney failure. They have something else in common too: they all worked in the nearby sugar cane fields. Read the rest of this entry ?

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