Friday, April 12, 2013

Slavery continues to haunt the modern world, but efforts to eradicate it are growing - ABA Journal

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Maria watched the expensive car roll into her small town in Honduras. Two well-dressed men stepped out of the vehicle. They walked toward Maria, 15, and two friends who were with her. The men said they were recruiting people to work in a textile factory in the United States.

It sounded like a terrific opportunity—a chance for Maria to earn enough money to help her family while supporting herself. Most of all, it meant she would be able to send money to her mother, who was struggling to raise six other children on her own.

Maria agreed to go with the men. So did her two friends.

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