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Standing atop several long, sturdy wooden tables at an industrial park in Escuintla, Guatemala, 40 young men and women pull shirts, dresses, slacks and other garments out of a 10-foot-high wall of clothing imported from the US. They wear T-shirts in the bright orange favored by their employer, Megapaca, the largest importer and retailer of used clothing in Central America. In a seven-hour shift, they’ll sort thousands of garments into bins designated for shoes, trash and men’s, women’s and children’s clothes. It’s the first stage of an intricate winnowing process at this 475,000-square-foot distribution center.


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