Brazil: Slave labor persists

Posted on February 2, 2012 • Filed under: Brazil, Human Rights Latin America, Labor Issues

The Episcopal Pastoral Council of Brazilian Bishops Conference issued an official statement, signed by General Secretary Archbishop Leonardo Steiner, on the occasion of the celebration of the National Day to Combat Work Slave, held on January 28. The note describes the slave labor as “abhorrent practice.”

Brazilian bishops reiterate the note to support all efforts to eradicate this evil that is against the rights of the individual.

“All forms of slavery is an affront to the dignity of the sons and daughters of God and a social sin that cries to heaven,” says the note.

Despite the efforts of the Church, state institutions and civil society, stresses the note, “slave labor is still a deplorable fact, in the field, industry, tourism, real estate or in other economic activities. “ Read Article

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