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Summary Climate change is here with us. We cannot stop it. The only way is to see how to work around it. -- Peter Ekai Lokoel, Deputy Governor Turkana, September 2014 Over the past century, the average annual temperature on earth has increased, the…
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Decision Ignores Gibe III Dam’s Impact on Indigenous Peoples, Environmental Concerns

(Washington, DC) – The World Bank undermined the rights of indigenous peoples and the environment with its approval on July 12, 2012, of a US$684 million loan, Human Rights Watch, Friends of Lake Turkana, International Rivers, Survival International, and…
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"The soldiers would say, 'Tell me about this sugarcane.' If we do not say something good, they beat us. They have truncheons, guns, and stun devices. They come every day." These are the words of a Mursi man, an indigenous pastoralist in southern Ethiopia…
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Letter to Salvadoran president Elías Antonio Saca

We write to express deep concern regarding the assassination of trade unionist Gilberto Soto. Mr. Soto was a U.S. citizen, born in El Salvador, and a respected union organizer for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in New Jersey. He worked to…
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 El Salvador
 TURNING A BLIND EYE
 Hazardous Child Labor in El Salvador's Sugarcane Cultivation
 GLOSSARY.. 
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 II.RECOMMENDATIONS
 III.THE USE OF CHILD LABOR IN SUGARCANE
 CULTIVATION... 
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Foreign Firms Use End Product of Children’s Hazardous Work

Businesses purchasing sugar from El Salvador, including The Coca-Cola Company, are using the product of child labor that is both hazardous and widespread, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Harvesting cane requires children to use…
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Testimonies from "No Rest: Abuses Against Child Domestics in El Salvador"

“When I was ten, I went to work in the first house. I would wash the dishes, make the beds . . . . I slept there. This was in San Salvador. They didn’t pay me because they left and went to their mother’s house and didn’t give me the address. I worked…
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Tens of thousands of girls in El Salvador work as domestics, a form of labor that makes them particularly vulnerable to physical abuse and sexual harassment, Human Rights Watch charged in a report released today. The 35-page report, “No Rest: Abuses…
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CAFTA Must Include Strong Protection for Workers' Rights

Workers' human rights in El Salvador are systematically violated by employers while the government disregards or even facilitates the abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. From December 8-12, El Salvador will be participating in the…
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This week the United States and Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua have been conducting the sixth of nine negotiating rounds for a U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). The United States has already proposed labor…