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Tag: Inequality

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico is facing the "biggest" and above all "most complex" elections in its history due to the pandemic, disinformation and a dangerous political polarization, said on Wednesday the president of the National Electoral Institute...
By Jamil Chade RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) Last week, stock exchanges worldwide were told that in 2020 AstraZeneca had revenues of US$27 billion and doubled its profit compared to 2019. A few days ago, according to financial newspapers,...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian elite class is among the world’s least value-generating to society, say researchers Tomas Casas and Guido Cozzi from St. Gallen University in Switzerland. There has been concern globally that the privileged could game...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic has hit especially hard in Brazil's favelas, but the country's 10 biggest favela communities now have a plan to fight back: they are launching their own bank. Dubbed...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It took the world's 1,000 wealthiest people only nine months to see their fortunes return to pre-pandemic levels, while it will take the poorest 14 times as long, or more than ten years, to...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new report shows a historic increase in the number of billionaires globally last year, and even amidst an economic crisis Brazil has gained twelve more in the period, jumping...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (December 15th) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) shows that more than fifty million Brazilians, nearly 25 percent of the population, live below the...
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 Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – New research shows nearly three-quarters of Brazilians are in favor of continuing the Bolsa Família, an anti-poverty program that gives cash to families in return for ensuring their children attend school...

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