Venezuela Implements Forced Labor To Cope With Food Shortages

"Trying to tackle Venezuela’s severe food shortages by forcing people to work the fields is like trying to fix a broken leg with a band aid," said Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International.

In a desperate effort to cope with worsening food shortages, the government of Venezuela has approved a new law that allows the government to force citizens into agricultural labor. According to Vice News, the law, approved by President Nicholas Maduro's government last week, empowers the government to conscript both public and private-sector workers to join agricultural…

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