Portugal's Raspberry VISA - Modern Day Slavery

 In Portugal, workers from south Asia pick the berries that fill European supermarket shelves. It’s a back-breaking job with pay under four euros an hour, and ten-hour days. The incentive? The hope of an EU passport.

It’s not easy to find workers in Portugal’s berry-growing region. So the government decided to make the prospect more appealing with the promise of citizenship after seven years. It’s a hope that’s brought some 20,000 foreign workers to the country’s berry plantations.




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