They’re committed. They’re armed. And they’re successful. Very successful. Like 46,000 slaves freed since 1995 successful.
They’re the labor department’s mobile inspection units in Brazil. They swoop down on farms, ranches, mines, quarries, logging camps and factories to free slaves and prosecute slaveholders.
Many of the tips that set the squads in motion come from FTS front line partner CPT (Pastoral Land Commission).