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August 7, 1990 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bowing to an army occupation of the company town of La Lima and its sprawling plantations, Honduras' banana workers union accepted a government-proposed wage boost and returned to work Monday, ending a seven-week strike against a giant multinational fruit grower. The settlement Sunday night was a relief not only for Honduras' premier private employer, Chiquita Brands International, but also for the civilian government of President Rafael L.
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March 8, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Izaguirre was born on a banana plantation and never left. The work was tough, but he enjoyed rich benefits: free housing and medical care, a company school for his 10 kids. But the churning floodwaters of tropical storm Mitch last fall swept away the banana trees--and with them, Izaguirre's world. Now jobless, the third-generation Honduran banana worker must rent a house and find a job outside the lush plantations for the first time.
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March 8, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Izaguirre was born on a banana plantation and never left. The work was tough, but he enjoyed rich benefits: free housing and medical care, a company school for his 10 kids. But the churning floodwaters of tropical storm Mitch last fall swept away the banana trees--and with them, Izaguirre's world. Now jobless, the third-generation Honduran banana worker must rent a house and find a job outside the lush plantations for the first time.
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August 7, 1990 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bowing to an army occupation of the company town of La Lima and its sprawling plantations, Honduras' banana workers union accepted a government-proposed wage boost and returned to work Monday, ending a seven-week strike against a giant multinational fruit grower. The settlement Sunday night was a relief not only for Honduras' premier private employer, Chiquita Brands International, but also for the civilian government of President Rafael L.
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