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Juan Mayorga Gutierrez , Costa Rica

 

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Juan Mayorga is a banana worker from Costa Rica's Limón province. He worked on a plantation called Dos Rios which was the focus of a campaign here in Britain because of poor working conditions, low pay and trade union persecution. When the plantation was sold all the workers were sacked but Juan along with another 150 tried to organize an occupation of the plantation and tried to organise a workers' collective to run the farm.

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Juan Mayorga Gutierrez: woodcut by Jan Nimmo