Global Voices 2008 | TV Show Watchlist

Season 3, Episode 20 Maquilapolis

First Aired: September 15, 2010

The deplorable conditions and pay of workers in multinational-owned plants south of the U.S.-Mexican border, as seen through the eyes of the workers. Included: When her plant relocates to Indonesia, single mother-of-three Carmen Durán battles for the severance pay Mexican law grants her but that the company tried to renege on. Also: Lourdes Luján, who lives in Tijuana, fights for a cleanup of a battery-recycling factory.