Tuesday, July 12, 2016

TELEMUNDO EXPOSES EXPLOITATION OF CHILD LABOR IN THE COFFEE INDUSTRY IN “COSECHA DE MISERIA”

This Saturday, July 16, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, Telemundo presents the documentary “Cosecha de Miseria,” a co-production of Noticias Telemundo and The Weather Channel, which exposes exploitative child labor practices on coffee plantations in the Mexican state of Chiapas.


“Cosecha de Miseria” is the product of nine months of research documenting the tasks performed by the migrant children who work in coffee production and the role played by regulatory agencies, intermediaries and transnational companies in perpetuating the situation. The Noticias Telemundo and The Weather Channel investigative teams visited plantations in Chiapas to uncover working conditions there and explore the circumstances that make such exploitation possible. The documentary features the testimony of young workers and their parents, in addition to interviews with coffee farmers, merchants, labor activists and agencies charged with protecting the rights of children.


In September 2015, Noticias Telemundo and The Weather Channel won a news and documentary Emmy Award, a George Polk award, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors gold medal for their co-production “Muriendo por Cruzar.”

*PHOTO COURTESY "TELEMUNDO"