SAN VICENTE, MISIONES, ARGENTINA - NOVEMBER, 2012: Agustín Maidana is five years old, and he suffers from hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy. His mom is named Celeste, and his dad, Victor. They work on Tobacco, and this year they have sown the fields again since, as they affirm, "they have no other choice to earn their living”. For the cultivation of their fields, they always use agrochemicals, following the guidelines set out by the cooperatives of the large local producers, who require the use of these agrochemicals as a condition precedent for the purchase of their crop. Gliphosate and 2,4 D, which is a product derived from the Agent Orange, are among the agrochemicals required. The financial cost of these products always falls with small producers, who only retain 40% of the value of the crop, which has been unilaterally set by the cooperatives of large producers. Victor and Celeste are afraid of confronting the system, since if they do not longer sow, they will be expelled from the charitable benefits provided by the cooperative.
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