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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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5 November 2006
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Author: Bloomberg

Como cientos de miles de trabajadores en América Latina, dos Reis no cobra un salario...El carbón que él y otros obreros producen...[es] un ingrediente básico del acero. Ese arrabio va a ir a parar a automóviles y camiones fabricados en Estados Unidos...

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3 November 2006

Brazil & Peru: Detailed Bloomberg report links slave labour in iron, timber & gold industries to companies such as Andersen, Deere, Ford, GM, Honda, Johnson Matthey, Kohler, Nissan, Nucor, ThyssenKrupp, Toyota, Whirlpool - with companies' responses

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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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