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escaping costa rica

The fruitman...

...sells a range of fruit...

...but it is bananas that are ubiquitous.

Chiquita, Inc. = United Fruit Company, the corporation which inspired the term banana republic. The company is implicated in a seemingly endless series of human rights and political abuses.

We arrive at the border at what I later learn is an uncharacteristically quiet moment. Our passports processed with the minimum of fuss, we wheel our bikes across the dilapidated bridge that spans the river which divides Costa Rica from Panama. (Photo: Tom Walwyn)

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