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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Without a job, starving, with three daughters to support and a two-month pregnant wife, Andrés* was forced to make a difficult decision. He left his family behind and abandoned Caracas to swell the growing...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At the end of September, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Withhold Release Orders (WROs) for products from foreign countries, which it suspects were produced with forced labor. Among those listed was Brazilian...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Men living in homeless shelters were hired by entertainment company Time For Fun (T4F) for R$50 per day to set up the stages and move heavy equipment for the Lollapalooza...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The government of Brazil announced on Monday (October 16th) that it was changing the definition of slave labor in the country. The decision was met with criticism from politicians, labor...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A large installation intended to raise awareness to situations of human trafficking is on display in the middle of Barra da Tijuca's BRT (Rapid Bus Transit) Alvorada Terminal, in Zona...
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...

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