Slave Labor Conditions Continue to be Uncovered in Brazil

The "Lista Suja" ("Dirty List") was published last week with 68 employers identified as submitting their employees to situations analogous to slavery.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After almost three years without being updated due to a legal dispute between the government and the Public Prosecutor's Office (MPT), the "Lista Suja" ("Dirty List") was published last week with 68 employers identified as submitting their employees to situations analogous to slavery.

In 2014, the dirty list of slave labor ceased to be updated after then Federal Supreme Court (STF) President Ricardo Lewandowski granted an injunction at the request of the Brazilian Association of Real Estate Developers to suspend disclosure.

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