Travels of a Gringo[13/07/2003] (2003)

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  • Featuring

    Sean Langan

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


Journalist Sean Langan concludes his journey from one end of Latin America to the other in an attempt to discover the true impact of globalisation on ordinary people's lives. At a banana plantation in Honduras, Sean meets some of the workers and witnesses at first hand their working and living conditions. With globalisation, cheap labour has become as vital a resource as bananas and, in Central America, multinational companies have established factories specifically to exploit the cheap labour. The series ends on the Mexican-US border, where Sean meets a range of people about to risk their lives crossing illegally into the States; all trying to escape the poverty of Latin America - a poverty they believe is aggravated by the very country to which they are running. (C4 Press)

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