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The Cost of Beef – The Oakland Institute on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour just showcased our work over the last few years in Nicaragua. The Cost of Beef, exposes how Nicaragua’s increased beef exports to the US are enabled through violence and abuses faced by Indigenous communities.

The Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in the autonomous coast face increased land invasions by cattle ranchers in need for more pasturelands. Amidst Covid-19 beef exports have surged from Nicaragua to the United States — which has become the largest destination for Nicaraguan beef. The absence of labeling laws makes it impossible for consumers shopping at Target, Safeway or Walmart to know where their beef in the grocery store comes from.

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With the PBS NewsHour and the global coverage of our report, Nicaragua’s Failed Revolution: The Indigenous Struggle for Saneamiento, we are intensifying pressure on policy makers in Nicaragua and the United States.

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Anuradha Mittal
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