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RSS FeedsVirus spike in Spain reveals plight of seasonal farm workers
(WorldNews Business)


4 july 2020 17:16:29

Virus spike in Spain reveals plight of seasonal farm workers
(WorldNews Business)

LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — In the 20 years since he left his native Senegal, Biram Fall has never slept in the streets. This week, when he ran out of savings after failing to find work in northern Spain`s peach orchards, he still refused to do so. As part of an army of cheap labor that follows the ripening of different crops across the country, the 52-year-old responded in May to an urgent call for workers in Lleida, a major gateway to surrounding fertile farmland. But migrants eager to recover from the coronavirus-induced economic freeze exceed the seasonal workers needed. Those who can`t afford crammed shared apartments roam the city center endlessly, resting under porches in squares or in...

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