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By William Jones, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The president of the national congress, Renan Calheiros, has finally announced that the Brazilian ‘rubber soldiers’, who procured much needed rubber for the Allies during World War Two, will be paid in full and compensated for their work after a twelve year legal battle.

In 1943 the Brazilian government sent thousands of workers to the Amazon rainforest as part of a deal with the United States after Japan invaded Malaysia in 1941 which cut off their most important Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?