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Brazil’s World Cup Host Cites Feeling the Strain: Daily

Brazil’s World Cup Host Cites Feeling the Strain: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Strikes, protests and public unrest continue to blight Brazil’s host cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo with the 2014 FIFA World Cup just under a week away. Major cities in Brazil continue to face disruption from the demands of […]

Bus Strike in SP Leaves 240,000 Without Service: Daily

Bus Strike in SP Leaves 240,000 Without Service: Daily

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As many as a quarter of a million people have been left without bus service in greater São Paulo following a strike by bus drivers and operators. Striking employees of bus company Mobibrasil in Osasco, west of São Paulo, blocked bus garages and prevented 182 […]

Strike Could Mean Museums Closed During Cup: Daily

Strike Could Mean Museums Closed During Cup: Daily

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – A strike by workers in Brazil’s Ministry of Culture could mean that most of the country’s museums are closed during next month’s World Cup, just as hundreds of thousands of tourists arrive in the country. The strike is one of many to hit Brazil in recent […]

Rio Bus Strike Causes Transportation Strain: Daily

Rio Bus Strike Causes Transportation Strain: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The current bus driver strike in Rio de Janeiro has led to longer-than-usual commutes for citizens, as well as outbreaks of violence in the city. The strike has created yet more concerns regarding the suitability of both the city and the country ahead of the […]

Federal Police Threaten Strike During World Cup

Federal Police Threaten Strike During World Cup

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – Federal police in Brazil staged a protest on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach on Sunday, April 13th, calling for better working conditions, higher wages and restructuring of their career paths. The group vows to strike during this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament, which will […]

Olympic Park Worker Strike Continues in Rio: Daily

Olympic Park Worker Strike Continues in Rio: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Construction workers at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro have voted in favor of continuing their strike despite opposition from the labor court. The 2,500 strong workforce are locked in a battle with authorities over higher pay, benefits and working conditions. The strike began […]

Garbage Worker Strike Ends in Rio de Janeiro: Daily

Garbage Worker Strike Ends in Rio de Janeiro: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After over four hours of negotiations held at the Tribunal Regional do Trabalho (Regional Labor Court) on the afternoon of Saturday, March 8th, the street sweepers from Comlurb (Municipal Urban Cleaning Company) and the city reached an agreement ending the strike that began on […]

Final Blocos Continue Amid Trash Strike in Rio: Daily

Final Blocos Continue Amid Trash Strike in Rio: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The city of Rio officials confirmed Friday evening that all fifteen blocos scheduled for this weekend will go on despite the street sweeper strike which caused a crisis in garbage collection throughout the city during Carnival last weekend. In a press conference, the Special Secretary […]

Rio Trash Workers Stay on Strike Through Carnival

Rio Trash Workers Stay on Strike Through Carnival

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Trash piled up throughout Rio de Janeiro this Carnival, as street sweepers from Comlurb (Municipal Urban Cleaning Company) went on strike. The strike was declared illegal on Saturday by the Justiça do Trabalho (Labor Court), and the street sweepers’ union, the Union of Employees of […]

Trash Fills Rio’s Streets as Strike Continues: Daily

Trash Fills Rio’s Streets as Strike Continues: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While Carnival celebrations continue throughout the city, trash generated by the multitude of partygoers is piling up in areas of Rio due to a street sweeper strike. Problems began on the morning of Saturday, March 1st when sweet sweepers from the city’s Municipal Urban […]

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