PBS NewsHour

The ‘silent massacre’ killing Salvadoran sugarcane workers

Clip: 02/28/2018 | 7m 37s

A mysterious, chronic kidney disease is wreaking havoc on farm workers in Central America, particularly those who harvest sugar. Despite the risks, Salvadoran cane cutters continue the grueling work, pushed by economic troubles. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how some are trying to improve work conditions in El Salvador.

Aired: 02/28/18

Rating: NR

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