Child Labor Problem in Brazil Not Likely to be Solved Soon

Over 2.5 million girls and boys between the ages of five and seventeen years old in Brazil are exploited for child labor. Many are removed from school to work full-time jobs.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The latest comment by Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro on child labor regulations in the country has stirred up controversy among those who fight to keep children in school and away from dangerous and arduous work during their formative years.

“This demonstration (by Bolsonaro) trivializes the problems created due to child labor. It is unacceptable to ignore official data on serious occupational accidents, including deaths of children and adolescents and the . . .

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