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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government reduced the forecast for minimum wage in the coming year after reviewing the economic projections for 2018. The amount of R$979 per month (US$309) contained in...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the financial troubles facing the country, Brazil’s federal government announced that as of January 1, 2017 the minimum wage will increase to R$937.00 per month (US$287.89), which corresponds to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the current economic woes faced by the country, Brazil’s federal government announced that as of January 1st, 2016 the minimum wage will increase by 11.6 percent to R$880.00 per...
By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Food basics were found to be more expensive in seventeen out of eighteen state capital cities in Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro, in a recent survey by the Department of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Shunning away from the traditional speech always given on national TV on International Workers’ Day, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff announced this year she would be speaking to the population through...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has declared that there will be changes to the ‘Bolsa Familia’ program which will include higher payments, tax breaks for the worse off and an increase in...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Ministry for Planning, Budget and Management has announced its draft budget for 2014, which previews a 6.64 percent increase in Brazil's minimum wage. This adjusts the salary to this...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chairman of the joint committee of fiscal plans and public monitoring, Senator Romero Jucá, announced an increase in the proposed minimum wage on Monday. Coming as part of the final...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – For the first time, more than half of Brazil’s population is categorized as middle class, according to Voices of the Middle Class, a study undertaken by the Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Public school teachers in the Federal District (DF) went on strike on Monday as fore-warning of a national teachers strike planned to take place on the 14th,...
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