Human Trafficking Rescues in Brazil

The Labor Ministry in Brazil reported that 2,849 victims of human trafficking were rescued within the country in 2012.

The highest number of victims were rescued in the state of Para, where 563 people were rescued. 150 of those in Para were labor trafficking victims working for an iron producer.

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Source:  Miriam Wells, “Brazil Frees Nearly 3,000 Slaves,” Insight Crime, May 14, 2013.