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Boost for Temer: Congress approves overhaul of Brazil's labor laws

Wednesday, July 12th 2017 - 06:38 UTC
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The Brazilian Senate gave final congressional approval to an unpopular overhaul of the country's labor laws on Tuesday night, providing crucial political support to embattled President Michel Temer as he fights a damaging corruption accusation. Read full article


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  • Capt Rockhopper

    Maybe it is time for all the deputies and government members including the opposition to be sacked en masse.

    Jul 12th, 2017 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    U r RIGHT!

    BUT the question remains: Who will bell the CATs:

    Jul 12th, 2017 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    ““The Brazilian people know that this reform will not bring jobs,” said Humberto Bosta, leader of the opposition Worker's Party.”

    When the employment rate starts to improve, hope Humberto Bosta remembers his words. Just like in 1994, when the PT voted against the “plano Real”....when it proved successful in bringing hyper-inflation down to acceptable levels, the PT's criticism was silenced...years later, Dilma, in one of her many 'exotic' presidential pronouncements, actually claimed that the PT had been the 'father' of the plan...
    The problem with the opposition & and their 'commie' allies is that after Dilma was kicked out, they swore to make Brazil ungovernable....they are doing their best, and simply ignore that they are voting against the people, not the government. No surprise that the opposition senators who commandeered the Senate leader's chair, disrupting the session for 6 hours, were the same pathetic trio, from the PT & PC do B, which always causes trouble (Gleisi Hoffman, Fatima Bezerra, Vanessa Graziotin). Their disgusting behaviour and lack of decorum should not go unpunished.

    The only Brazilians to be prejudiced by the labour reform will be those who 'work' for the unions - 90% of which represent nobody, except themselves - now that they will no longer receive hundreds of millions from the workers (1 day's salary from every registered worker), in exchange for nothing.

    Jul 12th, 2017 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    This just in guys, Lula found guilty of corruption. Sorry about the diversion, and I know he will have many appeals, but it appears things are moving in an appropriate direction...

    Jul 12th, 2017 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Nine and a half year for each finger...
    He won't serve time now, but his chances when he appeals, look pretty bad....all we need is for this sentence to be confirmed by the by the 2nd instance judges in Porto Alegre (sometime beginning 2018) and we can say goodbye to the corrupt toad.
    And let's not forget, this is only the first of five federal cases in which he is a defendant.

    Jul 12th, 2017 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cat

    And starvation returns to Brasil!

    Jul 12th, 2017 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Jack Bauer

    Would you mind explaining ?

    Jul 13th, 2017 - 04:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Maybe the starvation was about to return; due to the “Two Decades of the MESS” created by the PT. It may even return; if the politicians keep fooling around for too long - with OR without Temer & Co. THAT; is practically a “Green Signal” for the PT & Lula.

    Jul 13th, 2017 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    the reason I asked if “Cat” would care to explain his comment, is that besides sounding a bit like nonsense, I interpreted it as his trying to impute the responsibility of Brazil's current chaotic situation to Temer....when even someone with half a brain knows that it is the result of 14 years of “lulopetismo”....

    Jul 13th, 2017 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Hi, Jack! :o))

    Jul 14th, 2017 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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