Do you know where the meat supplied at your grocery store is coming from and how it was produced?
It is likely that you purchased meat from Brazilian ranchers or slaughterhouses accused of modern slavery and deforestation. Brazil is the second largest producer of beef in the world, and one of the biggest suppliers to the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. Estimates suggest that over 50% of beef produced originates from industries […]
Local Initiative to fight modern slavery in the city of Rio de Janeiro
History in the port area Historians report that during the 18th century and part of the 19th century, approximately one million Africans disembarked in Rio de Janeiro, precisely at Valongo Quay. Directed to the fattening warehouses or cemeteries, these Africans populated the port area, tenements, and slums. Some names have been given to this region, […]