A charcoal producer poses in front of the charcoal kilns he works at, in Brazil. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Fabio Teixeira

Thousands Work as Slaves in Brazil’s Charcoal Industry

For more than a year, Antonio slept with a wasp nest humming above his ...

Venezuelan Refugees End Up as Slave Workers in Brazil

After crossing the border from crisis-hit Venezuela into Brazil in late 2019, Henrique had ...

A federal police operation in 2017 targeted environmental crimes in Mato Grosso do Sul. Courtesy of Brazil's Federal Police.

Land Invasions More than Double in Brazil. Majority of Victims Are Indians

Land conflicts in Brazil hit 1,576 cases in 2020, the highest number ever recorded ...

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It’s High Time to End Conflation of Sex Work and Human Trafficking

The Covid-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to mitigate it have exacerbated ...

Venezuelan kids wait for a meal at a migrant shelter in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil - Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazil Teaches the World How to Be Humane to Refugees

The global north tends to view the global south as a source of refugees, ...

Women walk along the Dutra highway to reach Guarulhos International Airport - Photo by Thomson Reuters Foundation

Victims of Human Trafficking These Women Are Jailed in Brazil as Drug Mules

Helena had been struggling to provide for her six-year-old son in Africa’s island nation ...

Brazil has a serious problem of slave labor

Brazil Government Turns to Cartoons and Movies to Fight Slave Labor

From a cartoon about child workers to an HBO mini series, Brazil is turning ...