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The Pastoral Land Commission (CPT) was established in June 1975 during the Pastoral Meeting of the Amazon convened by the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) in Goiânia (GO). Deep in the rural areas, and in the mountains, there were people enslaving others to farm, to work and to perform other types of labor. However, at the time, the Brazilian government did not recognize slavery nor were they concerned about the issue. The CPT continued to work in the capacities it could, until the Brazilian government formally recognized the problem of modern-day slavery in 1995. Two years later, the CPT began a National Campaign Against Slave Labor.
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