This video is called Combatting Slavery In Brazil by Centro de Direitos Humanos.
From British daily The Guardian:
Brazilian taskforce frees more than 4,500 slaves after record number of raids on remote farms
* Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
* Saturday 3 January 2009
Brazilian authorities rescued more than 4,500 slaves from captivity last year, carrying out a record number of raids on remote ranches and plantations, according to figures released this week by the country’s work ministry.
The government said its anti-slavery taskforce, a roaming unit designed to crack down on modern-day slavery, had freed 4,634 workers from slave-like conditions in 2008. The taskforce, which often works with armed members of the federal police, said it had undertaken 133 missions and visited 255 different farms in 2008. The ministry said former slaves had been paid £2.4m in compensation.
Leonardo Sakamoto, head of a Sao Paulo-based NGO, said slavery remained a big problem despite growing attempts to eradicate it during the government of leftwing president Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva.
“It is a very sad situation that leaves you feeling impotent. The federal government has acted – but having slave labour in a country where the wealth is so evident is a very painful contradiction,” said Sakamoto, who is a member of Brazil’s National Commission for the Eradication of Slave Labour and runs the NGO Repórter Brasil.
Many of Brazil’s slave workers come from the impoverished backlands of north-eastern Brazil, where unemployment is high. Rounded up by middlemen who promise them employment, the workers are packed on to coaches and taken to remote farms, often in the Amazon or Brazil’s midwest.
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