Peonage

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Peonage

A condition of enforced servitude by which a person is restrained of his or her liberty and compelled to labor in payment of some debt or obligation.

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Involuntary Servitude.

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Ecotourism, Peon says, comes under Fomento Cultural, which has been in existence for 35 years (www.banamex.com/esp/filiales/fomento_cultural), while Fomento Ecologico has been running for two years and Peon was unwilling to elaborate on specific projects at this early stage.
Instead, Haynes points out that the peons are, in fact, on the receiving end of the decisions of exactly those highly effective people and the folks who decide to move other people's cheese: They're so much cannon fodder for the field generals who prosecute corporate wars.
Following this under the influence of Peon Bilal police made a false medical certificate of Adil.
In the video, the peon can be seen sitting on a bench and students on the floors in fear.
Dhawan essays the role of a tailor and an office peon in the film.
But then again, Mandal is not your regular peon, and holds the position only on paper.
Numbers range from an intimate scene in the company's studio in the exquisite colonial-era Teatro Peon Contreas to a spectacular dance, featuring historical images from the Mayan culture, in the bandshell in Merida's colorful Park of the Americas.