Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Brazil: Modern Slavery

Veteran Rights Readers will recall the chapter on Brazil in Kevin Bales' excellent book on modern slavery, Disposable People, Here are a couple of news items on recent efforts to erradicate slavery in Brazil: "The hunt for slave outposts in the Amazon", "Raids across Brazil free 4,000 slaves". By the way, Bales' is still on the case with this recent report: Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States.
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