foro por Estilo Sucio Promotions
Mexico City, March 30 (LACRÓNICADEHOY) .- In Mexico there are modern forms of slavery.A case occurs near the border with the United States that affects thousands of farm workers in the Valle de San Quintin in Baja California.
The laborers, mostly indigenous, protesting for weeks to improve degrading and inhumane working conditions that have been imposed upon them. The exploitation includes women and children, poverty wages and no social protection.
With the complicity of the authorities, agricultural entrepreneurs San Quentin violated for years, and systematically, the human rights of thousands of peasants. It is a situation that produces workers without rights, which contravenes the system of social guarantees established in our legal system.
The trouble is that labor exploitation is repeated in many other parts of the country, taking various forms of economic and social exclusion. Generally thought that slavery was abolished in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but it was not. In the XXI century there slaves everywhere. Today we do not speak of slaves as did the Greeks before the Christian era, or how it was conceived from the Middle Ages until the emancipation brought about by the French Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
Currently, the new slaves represent the human merchandise in the global economy.Unemployment and economic crisis encourage the development of various forms of social exploitation. It is the task of democracy combat manifestations of the uncivil and inhuman and uncivilized and inhuman nothing that the violation of the rights of individuals.Democracy, enforceability and solidarity are key concepts to establish a new ethical framework for coexistence, facing a reality characterized by poverty and deterioration of human development. Any political system committed to improving the lives of its people must be committed to ensuring the full and equal rights for all citizens.
The persistence of forms of modern slavery forced to ask the question: what kind of democracy are we building? The State must develop intervention strategies based on solidarity, cooperation, but especially in the rule of law and human rights, economic and social. We must not forget that the big issues for our political transition condense on the issue of inclusion and social justice.
Wealth is justified in the eyes of those who have nothing, if it produces development, employment and welfare for all. In other words, wealth is only legitimate if it reduces the field of poverty. Wealth is not derived from entrepreneurial talents of individuals, it is the product of the collective effort of society. Labor rights must be firmly protected by the state, because to do so, not only the risk of increasing the gap between rich and poor is running, already very large, but also the danger of moving towards new forms of exploitation and authoritarianism, have disappeared without old.