Thirty-Nine Slaves Rescued from Illegal Gold Mine Run by Blacklisted Brazilian

Slavery in Brazil is defined as forced labour but also includes debt bondage, degrading work conditions, long hours that pose a health risk or work that violate human dignity.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The rescue of 39 slaves from an illegal gold mine in Brazil run by a known offender highlights the difficulty in ending crimes where large profits are involved, labor authorities said.

Labor inspector Magno Riga said a team raided a mining operation this month run by Raimunda Oliveira Nunes - who is on Brazil’s “dirty list” of people engaged in slave labour - where workers lived in open sheds and without drinking water.

It was the third raid on an illegal mining operation run by Nunes - this time with two relatives in the northern state of Para . . .

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