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Tag: Social Security

  • Tuesday, April 30th 2019 - 09:58 UTC

    Brazil's central government finances tend to improve

    The deficit before interest payments are taken into account narrowed to 21.1 billion reais (US$ 5.38 billion) from 24.5 billion reais the same month last year

    Brazil’s central government’s primary budget deficit narrowed in March thanks to aggressive cuts in discretionary spending, the Treasury said on Monday, although it warned that public finances were still at risk from pension commitments and weak revenues.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2018 - 15:17 UTC

    Repression and protests in Nicaragua do not mitigate: Daniel Ortega as Nicolás Maduro?

    “Damn the soldier who points his gun to his own people” is a phrase of Simón Bolívar used by Nicaraguans and Venezuelans demonstrators. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

    “Ortega and Somoza are the same thing” protesters in Nicaragua yelled last week against the government of Daniel Ortega, after the announcement of a Social Security's reform that unleashed a wave of protests marked by repression and excessive use of force by the authorities. Human rights organizations have announced that at least 30 people have died in the demonstrations, including students, police and a journalist. This surprise wave of civil protests suggests comparing the crisis in the Central American country with the lived in the Venezuela of Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro for years.

  • Thursday, July 19th 2012 - 20:50 UTC

    Argentines main concern insecurity, but also greater satisfaction with democracy

    One out of three interviewees have been victims of some kind of criminal activity

    The main concern of Argentines is insecurity, followed at a distance by poverty according to a public opinion poll released this week in Buenos Aires, which also revealed that one out of three interviewed had been victims of some kind of criminal activity.

  • Tuesday, August 31st 2010 - 03:40 UTC

    Uruguay government employees’ take-home pay doubles that of the private sector

    Elvira Domínguez, employers representative in the Social Security board

    Uruguayan government employees’ take-home pay on average more than doubles their counterparts in the private sector according to official figures from the country’s Social Security Office and published by Montevideo’s main daily El País.

  • Saturday, July 10th 2010 - 07:41 UTC

    US no longer world’s great consumer; needs to target sustainable debt, says IMF

    The IMF report on President Obama’s handling of the crisis is ‘moderately encouraging’

    The US economy is recovering after the global economic crisis, but consumers and financial institutions remain cautious as weak housing markets, high unemployment, and risks in Europe remain a concern, the IMF staff said in a press conference that followed its annual review of the world’s largest economy.