CENTRAL AMERICAN WORKERS SUE U.S CHEMICAL COMPANIES IN FRANCE
In the 1980s, banana plantations in Nicaragua and other parts of Central America sprayed a powerful pesticide called Nemagon, sterilizing workers on a mass scale. Victims are now suing Dow Chemical, Shell Oil, and Occidental Chemical in France to recover $805 million in unpaid damages awarded to them by courts in Nicaragua. The case follows decades of suits in the United States and countries in Central America. In the past, Dow and Shell have declined to pay the damages, and U.S. courts have repeatedly ruled in favor of the companies. For the full story, see https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/business/energy-environment/dow-chem….