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Over 400.000 federal workers continue to defy Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff

Wednesday, August 29th 2012 - 06:15 UTC
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Federal public workers across Brazil are currently involved in what is one of the largest industrial disputes in the country's history, presenting a major challenge for President Dilma Rousseff. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard2

    As important as upgrading Brasil's teachers' salaries is the de-politicising of its teacher-training. Educating a nation's young and adults is too important to be left to the politicians in power at any particular moment.

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I bet President Rousseff never thought this was going to happen to HER government.

    She did after all, go to prison for her country.

    She should remember though this modern tale: when union negotiators asked one of my companies for an outragious rise and were reminded by the company negotiator that last year they had the biggest single rise in the history of the company on the back of increased profits he was told - yes we did, but what have you done for us since?

    President Rousseff is learning what it is like to be 'The Boss'. Being a good freedom fighter does not mean a thing to 'modern society'.

    Aug 30th, 2012 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Fair comment, Chris, but she was leader of one then another of the world's *international* terrorist cells.
    She was imprisoned by the Brasilians but her killing involved US citizens. That's the reason why her history is down-played, especially when state visits between Brasil and the USA take place.
    .... which doesn't stop her being right for Brasil in 2012.

    Aug 31st, 2012 - 07:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    3 GeoffWard2

    I agree, I never said she was not the person 'of the moment', just that I bet she is still miffed at the reponse of the electorate after what she has achieved so far.

    It seems she is head and shoulders above Lula, but look at the response 'from the people' when he rather foolishly said he would stand if she did not.

    In some respects I wish she were in charge of Argentina instead of the mad woman.

    Aug 31st, 2012 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #2 “when union negotiators asked one of my companies for an outragious rise”

    Do you own several companies then? Or have you just worked at several companies over the years?

    #3 Interesting Geoff, I'd never heard that before, where can I find the full story of Dilma's past?

    #4 And I'd rather Cristina was in charge of Britain instead of the (m)ad man Cameron =)

    Sep 04th, 2012 - 02:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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