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How Thailand pushes Myanmar migrants into modern slavery

Myanmar's COVID-19 border closure and the recent coup have driven workers to desperation. This investigation into Thailand's fishery industry was made possible by the Pulitzer Center and Democratic Voice of Burma.

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