Part I: Meeting a slave to chocolate in Ivory Coast (video)

I met a slave when I visited a cocoa farm in Ivory Coast researching WHERE AM I EATING.

His name is Solo.

Shortly after we first met, a villager began recording Solo teaching me how to harvest cocoa.  (As a writer, it’s rare that I capture such poignant moments on video.)  I began to ask Solo about his life, where he was from, what he gets paid, when certain disturbing facts came to light:

1) He called his boss “master”

2) He had worked 4 months and hadn’t been paid

3) He told me that the donkeys are treated better than he is because at least they get fed when they don’t work

4) He asked to leave and wasn’t allowed to

5) Solo is a slave.

Here’s the video of us working in the cocoa fields:

After we worked in the fields, I asked if we could talk alone. I captured the audio of our conversation. I’ll post it tomorrow.


World Soccer can search ahead to a quite distinct Event when the matches get underway with the opening match among
hosts and group A seeds South Africa and opponents Mexico.
The opening Soccer Match will take place on Friday
11th June 2010, when an predicted 90,000 supporters will obtain to see the Hosts South Africa just take on a considerably-fancied Mexico.
fans will obtain in the Johannesburg soccer stadium to see the Hosts South Africa consider on a significantly-fancied Mexico.
We can anticipate a quite colourful and unforgettable tournament.
With all the lively exhilaration brought by the south African enthusiasts and Mexican
enthusiasts alike

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and every group in much more element, beginning with Uruguay/Luis Suarez.
Plenty of people have prepared that they will be
utilized to the conditions in their very own back again lawn,
but why? Most of their squad stay and engage in their soccer in Europe.
There’s no question that they have the attacking options in Suarez, Cavani and Forlan, but there are still concern marks above their defence.
In qualifying for this competitiveness they concluded fifth and
conceded 25 ambitions, which incorporated just two online games with cleanse sheets at property.

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