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Brazil has thousands working in forced labor: ILO

BRASILIA — Thousands of people still toil in forced labor in Brazil, despite government attempts to curtail the practice, the International Labour Organization said in a new report. Since 1995, more than 40,000 people have been rescued from forced labor, citing field reports from the poor, rural areas in the…

Asia leads world in child-labor products: report

India, Bangladesh and the Philippines lead the world in the number of products made by child workers, a US government stock-taking of the global scale of underaged labor revealed. Some 130 types of goods — from building bricks and soccer balls to pornography and rare ores used in cellphones —…

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