Labor slaves, prisoners helping WC prep

Updated: February 22, 2012, 12:19 AM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- It wasn't a tough choice for convicted bank robber Chiquinho: spend the day in a cell or make money out in the sun helping Brazil build a 2014 World Cup stadium.

Former slave worker Nivaldo Inacio da Silva had another easy decision to make: pick cotton for about $2 a day or make eight times as much as a bricklayer at another World Cup venue.

The two are relishing their role in helping tournament preparations that have otherwise invoked widespread criticism over allegations ...

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