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Resource ID: #21759
Subject: Human Rights
Source: KNBC-TV (Los Angeles)
Date: May 19-20, 2004



This investigation exposed how U.S. and California-based supermarket chains, including the Wal-Mart, indirectly contribute to illegal child labor by buying produce from countries where child labor is common, if not legal. Reporters made three trips to Mexico to talk to laborers; their strong commitment to the story helped them to understand and report on the complex distribution system that starts in foreign fields and end in the supermarket.

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