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Law Abolished Slavery in Puerto Rico in 1873

Today in Latin American history, a law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery in 1873. The owners were compensated with 35 million pesetas per slave. continue reading »

$1.2 Billion in Fines for Brazilian Beef Companies Who Deforest or Employ Slave Labor

Brazilian authorities have announced fines for 14 companies that buy beef from slave labor farms, or ranches illegally exploiting deforested areas in the Amazon. continue reading »