The Brazilian state of São Paulo is taking a dramatic new step.
The state’s governor has just signed a law to shut down companies caught using slave labor. Violators would be banned from opening a new business for 10 years.
The man behind this groundbreaking law is human rights activist, Carlos Bezerra Jr., a São Paulo state senator.
He believes the measure is the toughest of its kind since Brazil abolished slavery in 1888.
“In this state,” Bezerra says, “profit at any read more >