Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hillary Adds U.S. to List of Slave Nations

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Secretary of State Clinton included the U.S. for the first time on the State Department’s list of nations “trafficking in persons” for forced labor ranging from farm workers to pole dancers and prostitutes.

“There are Americans, unfortunately, who are held in slavery,”

Clinton said in releasing the annual report on nations who promote or permit the international trade in human beings for profit. The report said the main source countries for forced labor in the U.S. were Thailand, Mexico, the Philippines, Haiti and India.


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