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Close to 1,000 people were rescued from modern slave labor in Brazil in 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last year, 942 people were rescued from slave-like conditions in Brazil. Updated on Tuesday, May 11, the data were collected by the Observatory for the Eradication of Slave Labor and Trafficking in Persons, developed by the Labor Prosecutor's Office and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Minas Gerais was the state with the highest number of rescues in 2020, with 351 cases, followed by the Federal District, Pará, Goiás and Bahia.

Martin Hahn, director of ILO's Office in Brazil, alerts that the Covid-19 pandemic tends to worsen this scenario for immigrants, blacks . . .

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