Volkswagen to pay victims of Brazil dictatorship in landmark settlement

Topics Volkswagen | Brazil

BERLIN/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Germany's Volkswagen will pay about 36 million reais (£5.1 million) in compensation and donations to atone for the persecution of former employees during Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, the carmaker said on Wednesday.

A government-appointed commission investigating abuses during Brazil's dictatorship found evidence that companies including Volkswagen secretly helped the military identify suspected "subversives" and union activists on their payrolls. Many of the workers.

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