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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent Thursday night at the Metalworkers Union building in São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo) along with close allies and hundreds of supporters,...
By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the eve of the World Cup, strikes continue to flare up across the country. In São Paulo, host of the opening game between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday,...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last June, there was a revolt throughout Brazil against the failures in habitation, sanitation, education and transportation—it wasn’t about the twenty centavos. A common factor uniting the disperse groups that demonstrated...
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...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Discussion of a Senate bill that would change Brazil's penal code to include harsher sentences against those who engage in vandalism during protests has been postponed until after the...
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...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Around 100,000 people, mainly unionized workers, in over 150 cities across Brazil staged strikes on Thursday. Protesters in all of the country's states, plus the Federal District, took to the streets to demand better...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Following months of strikes by broad swathes of public sector workers, from university professors to customs officers, the majority of workers on Tuesday accepted the government’s offer of a 15.8 percent...
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 Gregory Scruggs, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian postal workers were ordered by the Supreme Labor Court (TST) to return to work at midnight on Thursday, October 13th, ending a 28-day strike that severely hampered correspondence across...
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