How Much It Sucks to Be a Sri Lankan Worker Making Beyoncé's New Clothing Line
According to a newspaper investigation, the sweatshop workers making the Ivy Park collection for Topshop are only making 64 cents an hour. We ask an expert on the Sri Lankan clothes industry just how bad the situation really is.
The Silent Epidemic Behind Nicaragua's Rum
The citizens of Chichigalpa, a small town in western Nicaragua, are dying at an alarming rate. Research has linked conditions in sugarcane fields, which produce molasses for rum, to an epidemic of kidney disease.
$7.50 for a Day’s Work (Extra Scene from 'The Fruits of Cheap Labor')
In this extra scene, a 52-year-old farm worker receives her daily wage for picking strawberries in northern Mexico. Her salary is $7.50 — plus a marshmallow.
Leaving Their Kids Locked Up (Excerpt from ‘The Fruits of Cheap Labor’)
In this excerpt, VICE News visits a slum serving as an illegal hotel, where day laborers leave their children unattended as they head out to find work in the farmlands of Sinaloa.