Labor Prosecutor General Fears Risk of Brazil Entering the Child Labor Dirty List

In July, the president said that "work dignifies man, no matter what age" and criticized the law of expropriation of rural properties exploiting slave-like labor.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recent statements by President Jair Bolsonaro on child labor and slave-like labor may lead foreign companies and governments to impose restrictions on the purchase of Brazilian products, which would be detrimental to domestic companies, according to Ronaldo Curado Fleury, the Labor Prosecutor General, in an interview with G1 news site.

In early July, Bolsonaro said he did not advocate child labor but said that "work dignifies men and women . . .

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