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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Striking Peruvian workers temporarily erected new blockades on the Pan-American Highway on Saturday, a day after they had ended a five-day blockage following the shelving of a controversial agricultural law. "We want to solve...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Peru's Congress on Friday, December 4th, repealed a farming law that had triggered days of roadblocks and other protests by striking workers. The protesters erupted with joy and immediately began lifting the blockades that had...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of work visas issued to foreigners in Brazil has tumbled 58 percent in the past five years, falling from 61,842 in 2013 to only 25,937 in 2017. Last...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the latest jobs report from Brazil's Ministry of Labor, Rio de Janeiro State has lost approximately 523,000 jobs since 2014, equivalent to the amount of formal jobs in...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to just-released figures, Brazil’s unemployment rate for the three-month period of March to May 2018 stood at 12.7 percent, a nominal increase from the previous three-month period of December...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a just-released study from the World Bank, Brazil must increase its labor productivity in order to grow its stagnant economy. At the country's current productivity rate, Brazil's gross...
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 – 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 – State-owned Banco do Brasil announced on Monday, November 21st, it will restructure its operations, closing branches, expanding digital service, reducing working hours and launching an incentive retirement plan. According to...

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