8 días de marzo, maquilas en Nicaragua

El Tronco de Senegal, Jan Codina. 2007. Spain. vo Spanish. 50’

v Spanish

Back in the old days, a 'maquila' was a “millers portion”, the amount of grain that farmers paid millers to process their grain. Now maquilas are tax-free factories set up in underdeveloped countries to produce their goods using cheap labour. In Nicaragua, 100,000 people work in maquilas, which pay $0.32/hour and violate all workers rights. The Nicaragua maquilas are virtually unknown to international public opinion, and essential to the supply of the US consumer market.