Sunday, December 4, 2022

NPR -- Death and dishonesty: Stories of two workers who built the World Cup stadiums in Qatar


The mania of the World Cup has gripped the world.  The US team lost a valiant effort against the Dutch team yesterday

Throughout the coverage of the soccer, there has been an undercurrent of concern about the host Qatar's treatment of migrant workers.  In that vein, NPR reports that:

"Qatar’s World Cup soccer stadiums hold a dark truth. Migrant workers, many from South Asia, bore the burden of building the tiny Gulf nation’s infrastructure — many bringing home stories about grisly working conditions and broken promises. And thousands died, according to human rights investigators. Vinod Kumar was one of them."


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