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Date: 2020-02-26 Page is: DBtxt001.php txt00001130

Human Trafficking
Brazil

Charcoal slaves Poverty-stricken men from the north of Brazil are often lured to remote camps where they are used as slave labour.

COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess

Charcoal slaves Poverty-stricken men from the north of Brazil are often lured to remote camps where they are used as slave labour.

Slavery: A 21st Century Evil 25 Mar 2012 08:06 GMT Latin America, Brazil



Brazil, once the world's largest importer of slaves from Africa, has taken the lead in fighting 21st century slavery with a raft of innovative laws aimed at stamping it out.

However, slave labour continues to thrive in the South American country - especially in the age-old practice of charcoal burning. The dirty and dangerous business is relied on by many international companies as one of the early stages in the manufacturing of pig iron.

Brazilian pig iron is shipped to some of the world's biggest companies, including household name car manufacturers - who use it to forge steel.

But the charcoal burning stage is sometimes done by forced labourers, including men from the poverty-stricken north of Brazil who are lured with false promises to remote camps.

They are forced into working and living in appalling conditions, and often tricked into amassing massive debts that are impossible to meet in order to pay for their accommodation and even work equipment.

This film was first broadcast on Al Jazeera English in 2011.

Source: Al Jazeera



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