Product of Mexico: Company Stores
Company stores trap Mexican farmworkers in a cycle of debt
Publisher: Los Angeles Times
Date Written: 12/12/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX17254
The company store is supposed to be a lifeline for migrant farm laborers. But inflated prices drive people deep into debt. Many go home penniless, obliged to work off their debts at the next harvest.