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Tabacaleras se comprometen a proteger a trabajadores infantiles en todo el mundo

Cuando uno se dedica a temas de trabajo infantil, en general la sensación es que las buenas noticias son pocas. Por eso, cuando me enteré recientemente sobre una nueva política que podría proteger a millones de niños y niñas de tareas peligrosas en haciendas tabacaleras en todo el mundo, no podía creer que fuera cierto.