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By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Congress finalized a constitutional amendment that grants domestic workers the same rights as salaried workers last week, including eight-hour work days and overtime pay. Lawmakers and labor...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s Jardim Gramacho landfill, Latin America’s largest covering a land mass of 1.3 million square meters, officially closes today, June 3rd. Previously scheduled for a May 6th closure,...
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 Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government is looking to change the way its immigration policy is oriented towards highly-skilled foreign professionals wanting to work in the country. Some commentators say that Brazil...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Not unlike neighboring Latin American countries, the average Brazilian's daily needs are met in part by an army of the less fortunate. Street peddlers, micro-entrepreneurs and various other folk contribute to...
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