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Zara accused in Brazil sweatshop inquiry
Retail fashion chain Zara is under investigation by Brazil's ministry of labour after a contractor in São Paulo was found to be using employees in sweatshop conditions to make garments for the Spanish company.
The Brazilian government listed 52 charges against Inditex, Zara's parent company, after it "rescued" 15 workers from a factory sub-contracted by AHA, the company responsible for 90% of Zara's Brazilian production. Fourteen of the workers were Bolivians and one was from Peru. One was 14. Read the full story
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