Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Brighter Future for Domestic Workers in Brazil

For some time Brazilian domestic workers have been treated by the law as ‘second class’ worker, with less guaranteed rights than other employees. Although the 1988 Brazilian Constitution originally guaranteed several rights for all urban and rural employees, such as … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Political Paralysis

Since the April 14th presidential elections, Venezuela has been in a state of political paralysis not seen since 2002-2003.  The narrow victory by President Nicolas Maduro over Henrique Capriles has led to extreme polarization – Capriles has challenged the election … Continue reading

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