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La Gloria, swine flu's ground zero, is left with legacy of anger

La Gloria, swine flu's ground zero, is left with legacy of anger --Mexican village's controversial US-owned pig farms remain in operation 23 Apr 2010 A year ago, the discovery in Mexico of a new virus mixing pig, bird and human flu strains sparked a global panic: flights were cancelled, travellers put in quarantine and thousands of people hospitalised as pharmaceutical companies scrambled to prepare a vaccine... In La Gloria, Mexico, swine flu remains a divisive issue, bound up with simmering anger over a massive network of US-owned industrial pig farms in the area. The farms, owned by a subsidiary of the US pork giant Smithfield Foods, has long been a target of contamination lawsuits.