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Costa Rica:

(sorry for the window reflection at left.) This guy is from Nicaragua and has come up to harvest sugar cane that cannot be harvested by machine. It’s tough work — large poisonous snakes, heat and humidity, and the edges of the leaves can actually cut skin. For this he earns about US$14 a day. But that’s better money than he can earn at home.


© Steve Dropkin 2014