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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not even the seven-hour sit-in promoted by the opposition, four of which were held in the dark, prevented Brazil’s Senate from approving the country’s new labor reform law on Tuesday....
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Workers’ unions in at least 22 states took the streets on Wednesday to protest the bill that will regulate outsourcing contracts in private companies in Brazil, expanding the types of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Bank workers’ unions announced Thursday night they have called for a nationwide strike on Tuesday, September 30th for an undetermined period of time. The unions rejected the salary increase proposed...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Demonstrations took place across Rio yesterday (July 11th), and although less people participated than expected, some protests ended in violence. It was part of new wave of protest that...
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...
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