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Slavery in the Tomato Fields

Business  (tags: corruption, slavery, Florida )

- 2870 days ago -
From the outset, it became apparent that Navarrete's promises were too good to be true. Domingo's 20-dollar-a-week rent wasn't for a room with the family in the neat house but for shared space with three other workers in the back of a box truck out in...


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Nancy C (806)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 4:16 am
Trying to prepare for work and I'm stunned by this article...can't seem to move. This article is excerpted from Barry Estabrook's Tomatoland, released this week,(early June), by Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 5:13 am

Patricia Cannell (825)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 12:00 pm
Disgusting how we treat our own species. Noted.

Vinnie m (333)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 12:14 pm
It's all for the Almighty dollar.

Victoria L (13)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 5:17 pm
Noted. How could anyone treat other human beings like this?

Richard S (0)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 5:35 pm
Too much of Fla.'s agriculture is based this way, its not just tomatoes. Strawberries, citrus, sugar cane..... And its not just illegals who have endured this . Plenty of legals, either citizens or migrants with a work visa, who followed the crops, have been subjected to the same thing.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 16, 2011, 8:35 am
Thanks Nancy, sounds like a book I need to read.

Carol H (229)
Thursday June 16, 2011, 1:33 pm
noted, thanks Nancy

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday June 17, 2011, 5:02 am
The truth is overwhelming and the amount of people involved.


Susanne R (236)
Friday June 17, 2011, 6:21 am
You have to wonder how people like Navarrete can face their own image in the mirror each morning. It's great that people like Barry Estabrook bring this abuse to light, but is the government of Florida doing anything about it?

Great article, Nancy. Thanks!

Roger G (148)
Friday June 17, 2011, 2:20 pm
too many slave traders in this world !
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