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Farmworkers rely on the Campo Isabeles general store, saying that the nearest convenience store is too far from camp to reach by foot. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)

APRIL 1, 2014. COSTA RICA, SINALOA, MEXICO. A farm worker counts his cash to pay his credit debt at the Campo Isabeles general store. The camp is a half-hour walk from the nearest convenience store. At the end of a long day picking tomatoes, most laborers skip the long trek and pay the store’s high prices for staple items. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)

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