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Brazil Targets Slave Labor Practices

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Brazil Targets Slave Labor Practices

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Brazil Targets Slave Labor Practices

Brazil Targets Slave Labor Practices

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Newly installed Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva unveils a plan to wipe out slave labor practices, which continue to persist in remote regions of the country. Da Silva's plans call for tougher laws allowing for the seizure of farms where peasants, lured by the promise of work, are trapped in a web of debt. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.