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27 August 2007

Slave labor persists in Amazon charcoal works: ICC [Brazil]

Author: Reuters

Around 12 percent of Brazil's Amazon charcoal works still uses slave labor despite a major crackdown since 2004, the regional industry watchdog, Citizens' Coal Institute (ICC), said. Charcoal from the region's works is supplied to local producers of...

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21 January 2007

Enslaved workers make charcoal used to make basic steel ingredient

Author: Michael Smith & David Voreacos, Bloomberg News

[P]ig iron [that] will end up in cars and trucks made...by Ford, General Motors, Nissan [,] Toyota [and]...that goes into steel used by Whirlpool...and is used in foundries at Kohler...can be traced to slaves in Brazil...Ford, General Motors and...

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22 November 2006

CVRD Won't Sell Iron Ore to Producers That Allow Slave Labor [Brazil]

Author: Michael Smith & David Voreacos, Bloomberg

Cia. Vale do Rio Doce [CVRD], the world's largest iron ore producer, said it would stop selling ore to pig iron companies suspected of using materials made by slaves in Brazil. “I am not interested in supplying anyone who doesn’t respect the law,” Cia...

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3 November 2006

Slaves in Amazon Forced to Make Materials Used by GM

Author: Michael Smith & David Voreacos, Bloomberg

...[N]early 1 million men and women work for little or no wages as forced laborers in Latin America, according to the...International Labor Organization...The charcoal [slave]...laborers produce by burning scraps of hardwood [in Brazil are]...used to...

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