Trapped: Modern-Day Slavery in the Brazilian Amazon
* Winner of the 2004 Harry Chapin Media Judges Award from World Hunger Year * A vivid, highly readable book by a resident of Brazil who set off by bus and motorbike to unearth the realities of this hidden trade and expose them to the world The illegal trade in people is surpassed in scale only by that in drugs and arms. In huge ranches deep in the Amazon, migrant workers are enmeshed in a web of debt, deceit, and cruelty -- trapped in the illegal trade in humans. Trapped documents the lives of these workers, allowing them to tell their own stories. Le Breton also talks with those who benefit from this injustice, as well as those fighting against it, and offers suggestions on how it can be consigned to history.