Contemporary Slavery in Brazil (24 images)

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Accordingly to the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), 204 events of slave work were recorded in Brazil during 2010, involving 4163 workers in 20 states.

The main mechanism of enslavement in Brazil is through debt - the physical immobilization of workers on estates until they can pay off debts, which are often incurred through fraud. Workers from areas hit by recession are enticed into verbal contracts, and then loaded into trucks which transport them thousands of miles to work in...
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