bleeding hearts

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Here’s another reason to hate Valentine’s Day: that box of chocolates may be keeping a dictator in power or a child laborer enslaved. That’s what some advocacy groups want you to believe, anyway.Reuters reports that a few nonprofits have made it their mission to make “blood chocolate” the next “blood diamond.” They point to places like Ivory Coast, where they say the cocoa trade is helping prop up “the pariah regime” of President Laurent Gbagbo, as proof that global chocolate consumption is keeping some very unsavory people in power. They’re encouraging shoppers to skip the Kisses and instead “send a ‘valentine’ ” to Hershey Co., encouraging the Pennsylvania company not to buy cocoa that has been tainted by repressive governments or child labor.-slate


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