Karen Stauss http://blog.wlrn.org en Brazil's Slaves Are Being Freed – But Are Its Slaveholders Being Punished? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/brazils-slaves-are-being-freed-are-its-slaveholders-being-punished <p>I bought Francisco Lima his first taste of freedom in decades.</p><p>A cheeseburger.</p><p>It was 2004, and Brazil was starting to confront one of its most distressing problems: slavery. I was in <a href="http://www.britannica.com/media/full/129036" target="_blank">northern Pará state</a>, in the Amazon, observing a special police unit that raided slave-holding farms and firms and liberated workers like the 74-year-old Lima.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:58:24 +0000 Tim Padgett 27060 at http://blog.wlrn.org Brazil's Slaves Are Being Freed – But Are Its Slaveholders Being Punished?