Inspection Finds Three-year-old Child Slave Working in Flour Mill in Brazil

Children and adolescents, age three to seventeen, comprise almost 25 percent of the labor force found during the inspection to be performing tasks included in the "List of the Worst Forms of Child Labor".

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thirteen children and adolescents, age three to seventeen, were found working in three cassava flour production facilities in the municipality of Ipubi, located in the hinterland of Pernambuco, by the federal government's mobile inspection group.

This category of work is included in the TIP "List of the Worst Forms of Child Labour", and Brazilian federal Decree 6.481/2008 forbids those under the age of eighteen from engaging in such activity. The Decree regulates Convention 182 by the International Labor Organization, which addresses the issue.

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