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Pineapple industry is Costa Rica's dark secret

Friday, May 15, 2015


Seen as the region’s success story, Costa Rica abolished its army, championed stable democratic development, and recently built an image as ecotourism destination.

Yet, the country has a significant environmental and social blemish: the pineapple industry. Costa Rica’s largest agricultural export brings in more than US$800 million annually.




Source: Christian Science Monitor