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Bolivia passes bill lowering legal age for children to work

Bolivia’s National Congress passed a bill lowering the legal age for children to work to 10 years old, and president Evo Morales is likely to sign it. While many human rights activists are against the bill, others say child labor is part of a tradition in the area and is a way to help combat extreme poverty. Miguel Centellas, an assistant professor of political science at Jackson State University, joins us to explain the nuances of the situation in Bolivia. (photo: Feliberto Aguilar Cisco, 9 walks past hundreds of bricks drying in the sun in the brickmaker neighborhood of Cerro Blanco in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003. (AP Photo/Dado Galdieri))

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