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-In yet another step towards equality, a gay man in Brazil who, with his partner, is adopting a child, has been granted “maternity” leave for four months (rather than the 5-day time off for “paternity” leave) to help raise the … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Growing Federal Strikes

Brazil’s highway police have joined their colleagues in the federal police to become the latest sector of federal workers to go on strike for better pay. As with other professions, including workers in the National Archive, the tax services, and … Continue reading

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-Student protests continue and are escalating in Chile, where dozens were injured in clashes with police. Additionally, 139 students who had occupied buildings were violently arrested Thursday. The arrests have not brought an end to the protests, however, as students occupied another … Continue reading

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On This Date in Latin America – August 11, 1937: Brazil’s National Student Union (UNE) Is Formed

Seventy-five years ago today, Brazil’s União Nacional dos Estudantes (National Students’ Union, UNE) officially began in the city of Rio de Janeiro, then Brazil’s capital. Brazilian students had been active in politics since before the country had become independent; in the late … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Federal Police Go on Strike

Today, Brazil’s Federal Police, who are not only involved in anti-crime efforts but who also are responsible for staffing customs for international travelers arriving in Brazil, announced that they are on strike for an “undetermined” period, demanding a salary increase and … Continue reading

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-In an issue that could shape the presidential election in the US, a new poll suggests that Florida voters overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama’s announced immigration reform policy. –Workers at Brazil’s GM plant went on a 24-hour strike over reduced … Continue reading

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-There have been anti-mining protests in Peru for the past several months, but yesterday, one of the protests turned violent, with at least three people dead and 21 wounded in a confrontation between police and residents protesting a massive mining … Continue reading

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