Island of the Widows

Mysterious kidney disease now 'top priority' in Central America

Central America’s health ministries sign a declaration committing to a series of steps to combat the ailment's reach.

Project methodology: Island of the Widows

Our analysis of the toll from chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Central America is based on mortality data from the World Health Organization. Our goal was to obtain to a conservative estimate of the epidemic’s impact in the region, despite the lack of formal recognition or classification for the new strain of the disease.
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Miles de trabajadores de caña de azúcar mueren ante escasez de acción oficial

Maudiel Martínez tiene 19 años, una sonrisa tímida, una maraña de rulos negros y un cuerpo delgado y muscular formado en años de trabajo en campos de caña de azúcar. Durante la mayor parte de su adolescencia fue fuerte y saludable; pasaba los días talando con su machete las altas cañas.
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