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Brazil World Cup Stadium Builders Accused of Human Trafficking their Workers

Brazil World Cup Stadium Builders Accused of Human Trafficking their Workers

By Kyra Gurney InSight Crime One of Brazil‘s largest construction companies has been accused of human trafficking and keeping workers in slave-like conditions, underscoring the pervasiveness of labor abuses among Brazilian companies. Brazil’s Ministry of Labor has begun judicial proceedings against the construction company Odebrecht — which built three World Cup stadiums — for allegedly

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Chile fights against book pirating

By Carolina Contreras Infosurhoy.com Books on medicine, psychology and finance are favored by groups involved in intellectual property crimes. SANTIAGO, Chile – Criminal groups involved in book piracy in Chile use a structure similar to that used by narco-traffickers. “This is a crime that focuses on clandestine markets, though sales in formal outlets also have

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Biden gets stern with Central American leaders about addressing root problems for mass migration of unaccompanied children

By Anna Bevan LatinaLista GUATEMALA CITY — Vice-president Joe Biden visited Guatemala today to discuss what President Obama has described as the “humanitarian crisis” of tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American child migrants illegally crossing the border between Mexico and the United States. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 46,188 child migrants were

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Brazilian tattooists on the front lines of helping detect skin cancer

LatinaLista — It’s a safe assumption that the thousands of World Cup fans descending on Brazil this month will come home with souvenirs. Some may even come home with a permanent one — a tattoo. For those who do, it could probably be the best souvenir of their lives. Brazilian tattoo artists have been offered

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The children who sued Guatemala — and won, but are still hungry

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista The mountainous town of Camotán, in Eastern Guatemala, is synonymous with hunger: 89 percent of the municipality’s population lives in poverty, water resources are scarce and infant mortality is the highest in the country. In November 2011, a local NGO called Nuevo Día launched a lawsuit on behalf of five children

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