Temer guts Brazil’s slavery law, to the applause of elite ruralists

by Sue Branford and Maurício Torres on 23 October 2017 Brazil has about 155,000 people working in conditions analogous to slavery, many used by elite ruralists who have become wealthy via environmental crime. Slave labor, for example, is often used in the Amazon to keep illegal deforestation and illicit agribusiness hidden and off the books. President Temer…

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