An apparent epidemic in kidney disease in sugar cane workers in Nicaragua

An apparent epidemic in kidney disease in sugar cane workers in Nicaragua
An apparent epidemic in kidney disease in sugar cane workers in Nicaragua

An apparent epidemic in kidney disease in sugar cane workers in Nicaragua

Jason Glaser runs La Isla Foundation, a group that supports workers in Nicaragua’s sugar cane industry. Studies show these workers suffer from near epidemic levels of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). After giving support to a new study on the high occurrence of kidney disease in sugar cane workers, some Nicaraguan government officials and sugar cane industry supporters implied Glaser was a drug runner. Also, La Isla Foundation has received numerous threats. Today, Glaser tells Worldview what happened. (Photo: La Isla Foundation).