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Article Title:
Land, Life, and Security: An Interview with Edgardo Garcia, Secretary General of the Association of Farm Workers in Nicaragua
Title of Journal:
New Solutions
Vol. #:
26
Issue #:
2
Author(s):
Scammell, Madeleine K. and Marvin Gonzalez.
Date:
August, 2016
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Description:

New Solutions - Land, Life, and Security: An Interview with Edgardo Garcia, Secretary General of the Association of Farm Workers in NicaraguaAbstract: This is an interview with Edgardo Garcia, Secretary General of the Association of Farm Workers in Nicaragua and Oscar Berríos from the Nicaraguan National Engineering University. The interview was conducted in Nicaragua in October 2013. Garcia and Berríos address the importance of organizing among formal workers and informal workers, and the shared conditions of both in Nicaragua. They highlight the history and context of the agricultural workers who began organizing during the national armed revolutionary war, the role of government to create conditions for healthy and safe work, and the need for workers to organize and advocate for themselves. Finally, they highlight the importance of solidarity among workers and the need for alliances with unions and technical assistance providers around the world.

 

Many thanks to Sage Publications and New Solutions for offering free access to all articles in the August 2016 special issue of New Solutions until October 2016.

 

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