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Combating Slavery in Modern Times Maya Rhines Brazil Current Event Presentation
Some Background… 1500s: Portuguese colonize Brazil, bring salves for sugar plantations (Dunnell) 1888: Brazil abolishes Slavery (Vernon Johns) Today: Around 20,000 people work in slavery-like conditions in Brazil (de Sainte Croix)
What are the slavery conditions like? Cattle Ranching, Sugar Cane Plantations, Mining, Agriculture Bonded Labor Workplace abuse Mostly Men and Boys, older than 15 Zara Clothing (de Sainte Croix)
Solutions National Plan for the Eradication of Slavery… failure? (de Sainte Croix) Lista Suja = Dirty List (Repórter Brazil) National Pact for the Eradication of Slavery Loopholes Possible Constitutional AmendmentPossible Constitutional Amendment (de Sainte Croix)
Works Cited "Beto Está Na Lista Suja." O Lado Verde Do Mal. 28 Sept. 2010. Web. 28 Aug. 2011.. "Chapter 4. The End of Slavery." Vernon Johns. Web. 28 Aug. 2011..De Sainte Croix, Sara. "Brazil Fights Modern Day Slavery | The Rio Times I Brazil News." The Rio Times I News in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. 23 Aug. 2011. Web. 28 Aug. 2011.. Dunnell, Tony. "History of African Slavery in Brazil: African Slaves and the Brazilian Slave Trade in the 16th Century | Suite101.com." Tony Dunnell | Suite101.com. 8 Sept. 2009. Web. 28 Aug. 2011.. "Repóter Brasil ::. Lista Suja Do Trabalho Escravo." Repóter Brasil - Combate Ao Trabalho Escravo, Jornalismo Social E Comunicação Comunitáia. July 2011. Web. 28 Aug. 2011..