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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Postal workers from several Brazilian states, including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, have decided to remain on strike despite the labor court’s approval of the state-owned company’s plans to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After a hectic morning rush hour in São Paulo city, due to the partial strike by metro employees, a city court granted an injunction suspending the bidding and privatization auction...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian officials are bracing for what may become a significant nationwide protest today, Friday June 30th, against the government’s labor and social security reform bills in Congress. Demonstrations have been...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Two days after one of the largest nationwide strikes Brazil has seen in decades, President Michel Temer, said that the demonstrations seen on Friday are typical of a democracy and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Major cities in Brazil came to a standstill on Friday as hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against government reforms while many others stayed home in what...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Millions of Brazilians tried to find alternative means to get to work on Friday as nine labor unions called for a nationwide general strike and widespread demonstrations to protest against...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A controversial labor reform bill was approved by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies in the early hours of Thursday morning by 296 votes in favor and 177 votes against. With the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With seven votes for and three against, Brazil’s Supreme Court decided on Wednesday (April 5th) that state and federal employees of the security sector can not legally strike, because their...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tomorrow, March 8th, from 4PM, women will gather outside Rio de Janeiro’s Candelária church in Centro to commemorate International Women’s Day. This year’s event calls special attention not just to...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Defense Minister of Brazil, Raul Jungmann, detailed the plans for Operation Carioca on Tuesday (February 14th), which includes sending 9,000 armed forces to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Carnival...
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