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Bolivia: children clash with police over child labour

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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 07:13 AM
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What a sad reality for these children that have to fight the police because they wish to continue working even though they are so young (under 14 years-old), as this is the only way for them to support their families !!!

Why don`t the "BIG GUYS" and BIG COMPANIES just send them money and REAL help instead of sending them work ?



Police in La Paz took a heavy hand in dealing with protesting children as Bolivia’s lawmakers debated banning child labour.

A new code is being written making it illegal for under 14-year-olds to work.

But many youngsters say they help support their families and want to work providing its not forced labour.

In the end national assembly members refused their request for a rewrite to the code.


www.euronews.com...


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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 07:50 AM
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I agree with your comments. Poor class kids in South America need to work as their only alternative to avoid starvation. It doesn't mean they want to, many of them dream to be a professional but they sacrifice themselves to feed younger brothers and sisters or a single mom.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 10:42 AM
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Old enough to work...old enough to revolt.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 01:27 PM
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This is soon to be an issue worldwide! Why? because only the Children have the guts to get off their knees!



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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It's ironic really, that so many different organisations have worked hard to get rid of child labour without thinking of how it effects those children and their families.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 01:32 PM
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Our daughter is from Bolivia. We had to spend a month there while we were adopting. It's a VERY poor country. 'Papers' are required in order for people to travel from one town to another. And you have to bribe the cops to get the 'papers'. And underage poor children aren't 'real' because they don't have their papers. Every homeless person is a non-person ... including all the orphans in the orphanages, etc. Everything in the country moves via bribe and 'family connections'. It's like a very poor version of a mafia movie in the USA.


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