Sugar

Sugar

Sugar Countries Where Sugar is Reportedly Produced with Forced Labor and/or Child Labor Belize (CL) Bolivia (FL, CL) Brazil (FL) Burma (FL, CL) Cambodia (CL) Colombia (CL) Dominican Republic (FL, CL) El Salvador (CL) Guatemala (CL) India (CL) Kenya (CL) Mexico (CL)...
Fish

Fish

Fish Countries Where Fish is Reportedly Produced with Forced Labor and/or Child Labor Bangladesh (FL, CL) Belize (FL) Burundi (FL) Cambodia (CL) Cameroon (FL) Cormoros (FL) Congo, Republic of (FL) Costa Rica (FL) El Salvador (CL) Fiji (FL) Gabon (FL) Ghana  (FL, CL)...
Fusion

Fusion

Peru, the world’s largest producer of cocaine, has a new booming illicit business: gold. Illegal gold mining has surged in the South American country, the world’s fifth biggest gold exporter. A new Univision Investigative report shows that the criminal organizations that traffic illegal drugs have diversified and are now in the business of trading the precious metal. “There are signs that people engaged in criminal activities, like narco trafficking and terrorism are involved in illegal gold mining,” said Tania Quispe, the Director of SUNAT, Peru’s equivalent of the I.R.S. The agency is in charge of monitoring illegal gold mining.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A worker loads just-picked Roma tomatoes at Agricola El Porvenir. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times) Read the full-text of the article below or on The Los Angeles Times Website. Editorial U.S. firms, consumers can’t ignore abuses against Mexican farmworkers...
The New York Times

The New York Times

Inspectors came and went from a Walmart­-certified factory in Guangdong Province in China, approving its production of more than $2 million in specialty items that would land on Walmart’s shelves in time for Christmas. But unknown to the inspectors, none of the playful items, including reindeer suits and Mrs. Claus dresses for dogs, that were supplied to Walmart had been manufactured at the factory. Instead, Chinese workers sewed the goods — which had been ordered by the Quaker Pet Group, a company based in New Jersey — at a rogue factory that had not gone through the certification process set by Walmart for labor, worker safety or quality, according to documents and interviews with officials involved.