Since 2002, the Brazilian government has been fighting to end slavery. The official Agencia Brasil says they recently found two farms where workers were being held in slave-like conditions.
These workers were not registered and had no access to clean drinking water or safety equipment. The government says they will be compensated.
44 workers were rescued from a cane plantation in Rio de Janeiro state and 51 were freed from a strawberry farm in Minas Gerais state.
Over 5000 slaves were rescued in 2008, but Joao Pedro Stedile, a top official at the Movement of Landless Workers (MST) believes there are four or five times more than that number that still work in bad conditions.