The pesticide DBCP manufactured by Dow Chemical Company and used by Dole Food Company is alleged to have made Nicaragua banana workers sterile 30 years ago. After years of a legal wrangling, a case is going to trial in L.A. this summer. Two of the people with an interest in the outcome are Primitivo Presentacion Perez, who worked for 25 years at a banana plantation, and Leticia Vidabre, his ailing former co-worker. She died of kidney failure less than a month after this photo was taken.
Annie Wells / LAT
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