- Jul 29, 2009
- Reaction score
- Southwestern U.S.
- Political Leaning
I suppose when socialism fails a nation as it has in Venezuela, and the country continues to be ruled and controlled by die hard socialists who refuse to abandon the system, I guess their choice to mandate forced labor upon their citizens shouldn't come as too much of a surprize to many people... I know it doesn't surprize me.
Venezuela has a new 'forced labor' law that can require people to work in fields
By Alan Hernández
July 28, 2016 | 2:41 pm
International human rights activists are complaining that new laws have introduced forced labour in Venezuela.
"A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the country's fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor," Amnesty International said in a statement released on Thursday.
President Nicolás Maduro signed a decree at the end of last week that gives powers to the labor ministry to order "all workers from the public and private sector with enough physical capabilities and technical know-how" to join a government drive aimed at increasing food production.
They can be required to work in the agricultural sector for a 60-day period that can be extended for another 60 days "if the circumstances require it."