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Mexico Authorities Free 275 Trapped In Forced Labori
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June 13, 2013 10:36 AM
Mexico abolished slavery in the early 19th century, but many poor Mexicans live and work in slave-like conditions either at home or abroad. Mexican authorities this week rescued 275 people who said they were forced to work at a tomato plant in the western State of Jalisco for inadequate pay and housing. Zlatica Hoke has this report.

Mexico Authorities Free 275 Trapped In Forced Labor

Published June 13, 2013

Mexico abolished slavery in the early 19th century, but many poor Mexicans live and work in slave-like conditions either at home or abroad. Mexican authorities this week rescued 275 people who said they were forced to work at a tomato plant in the western State of Jalisco for inadequate pay and housing. Zlatica Hoke has this report.


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