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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 Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Organizers say that over 10,000 protesters came together yesterday, March 2nd, to demonstrate against the financial plan proposed by Governor Luiz Fernando, nicknamed "Pezão" (Bigfoot). The budget-cutting measures in...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Unemployment in April fell for the first time since December 2011 to six percent, a record low for the month, figures recently released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography...
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,...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The strikes by police and firefighters that have affected Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, have now reached the capital Brasília, and organizers are speaking out around the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A wave of violence has surged through the streets of Salvador since military police went on strike last Wednesday in the north-eastern state of Bahia. In a...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s public security forces, the Polícia Civil, Polícia Militar and Bombeiros (Firefighters) are threatening to go on strike during the 2012 Carnival period if demands over increased...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Leaders of Rio de Janeiro Polícia Militar (Military Police - PM) strike movement are expected to meet next Wednesday, January 18th, to coordinate strike strategies and discuss their demands. Brazilian...
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