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Contemporary Slavery in Brazil

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Contemporary slavery, Amazon rainforest, Estrela da Alagoas Farm, State: Pará, Brazil. Special Group for the Repression of Forced Labour (Grupo Especial de Repressão ao Trabalho Forçado) or GERTRAF, oblige landowner who submit workers to bondage to pay their rights cash ( suitcase full of money ). GERTRAF is made up mobile groups that work in different regions of the country, investigating accusations of work conditions close to slavery on farms, charcoal works, plantations and sugar mills.  They are officials of the Ministry of Labour and they have support from the Federal Police.