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Author: Terry Collingsworth, International Rights Advocates
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Author: International Rights Advocates
On July 14, 2016, six former child slaves who had been trafficked from Mali to Cote D’Ivoire, filed an amended class action complaint alleging they were forced to harvest cocoa for Nestle, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland. This continues their...
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