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Bolivia becomes first nation to
legalise child labour from age 10

Telegraph [UK], by Agencies

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/19/2014 11:38:38 AM

Alicia weaves through El Alto´s stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colourful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers. (Snip) While most of the world is trying to diminish child labour, Bolivia has become the first nation to legalise it from age 10. Congress approved the legislation early this month, and Vice President Alvaro Garcia signed it into law on Thursday in the absence of President Evo Morales, who was travelling. The bill´s sponsors say lowering the minimum work age from 14 simply acknowledges a reality: many poor families in Bolivia have no other choice than for their kids to work. The bill offers working children

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All 0bama has to do is sign an executive order and all these illegal invader children can begin their indentured servitude here in America. Sounds like a win-win...until they start to vote dRATS. s/o.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 7/19/2014 12:09:55 PM     (No. 9931669)

The wonders of a South American socialist economy. Evo Morales is a big supporter of the regime in Venezuela.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MargaretM., 7/19/2014 12:10:38 PM     (No. 9931671)

In most of the world, for most of history, children were part of the family work force. Only wealthy societies can afford to educate and coddle their young. Would those decrying the young children working rather they starve? Or come to the US?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rochow, 7/19/2014 12:22:21 PM     (No. 9931681)

We have a child of 50 in the WH who still does not know what work is. Perhaps he should implement this law in the US as well, so the kiddies could pick up the slack, or they could work as his assistants in his administration. The outcome would not look any better than the rubbish that´s now in the West Wing!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Caveman, 7/19/2014 2:01:05 PM     (No. 9931780)

I started working when I was eight or nine mowing grass, etc. Have never for one minute regretted it.
I know "kids" now that are in the mid twenties that have never actually worked a day in their life, yet.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: craige, 7/19/2014 2:01:20 PM     (No. 9931782)

#2 hits the nail on the head.

One thing all poor nations have in common, is a controlled economy and a lack of property rights. Socialism. China saw this and changed.

Unfortunately, the US is moving in the opposite direction.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KTWO, 7/19/2014 3:20:42 PM     (No. 9931856)

There is no correct legal age for working. Some would say 16, others 15, etc.

The developed nations once had very low standards ourselves, or none at all.

I won´t say the Bolivian Congress is a bunch of meanies who have decided to make poor children even more miserable. Maybe they are doing the best they can in a very poor nation.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: provide, 7/19/2014 6:54:41 PM     (No. 9932015)

It just makes a sex worker the right age for Muslim tourists.

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