CRS Policy Brief: Slave labor in Brazilian coffee. (And what we can do about it.)

When we learned in the summer of 2013 that inspectors from Brazil’s Ministry of Labor found evidence that 15 coffee farms had employed workers under what the country calls “conditions analogous to slavery,” we were shocked.  The revelation raised lots of questions: What does “slavery” mean in Brazil in 2013?  How widespread is the practice … Continue reading CRS Policy Brief: Slave labor in Brazilian coffee. (And what we can do about it.)