Geraldo

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Geraldo
At the age of eighteen, Geraldo José da Silva was offered a job cutting cane in a mill in Mato Grosso. The man recruiting him told him he would receive a good salary with a formal contract, medical care and food. To a young man who grew up tilling the soil to help his family survive, it was an attractive offer. But it was a lie. Instead, for fourteen years, Geraldo endured life in forced labor, marked by abuses, debt bondage, degrading working conditions and exhausting journeys. After he [...] More