Modern-day Slavery in Brazil
A truck of labourers makes its way up a dirty road in the hills of Para State. Many labourers find themselves drawn to the relative abundance of work to be found in Para, the second largest state in Brazil. Workers follow the call of 'gatos' (cats - due to their propensity to land on their feet) who entice workers to faraway farms for little or no pay. This form of modern-day slavery is implicated most often via a fraudulent debt, used as an excuse to keep workers in the farm while they owe money to the farmer. They are forced to buy everything, from tools to food, from the farmer's shop, at inflated prices. The debt is never cleared and the workers are effectively trapped.