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Mauritania Tops List of Countries With High Levels of Slavery

The Australia-based Walk Free Foundation has compiled an index ranking 162 countries by their prevalence of modern slavery. The following countries top the list, by prevalence of population. 1. Mauritania: Primarily "chattel slavery" in which adults and children are considered "full property of masters." 2. Haiti: High poverty contributes to "restavek" - poor children sent to work for wealthier families. 3. Pakistan: Weak economy, deteriorating security and ...

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