April 19, 2011
The Cacao Story Continues
In February 2008, I was moved by the investigative journalism of Christian Parenti, of The Nation surrounding child labor in Cote d'Ivoire. I did this blogpost at the time after further research into this disturbing issue.
As the Ivory Coast and other African and Arab nations now fall into civil war and political/cultural disruption, this issue has not yet been addressed and conditions for the children have not changed, now worsened by child trafficking from other African nations into Cote d'Ivoire specifically as slaves to harvest the cacao.
This documentary video produced by Helle Faber of Denmark from last year is evidence that the conditions for children in the region are worsening.