Brazil has the second lowest minimum wage in South America -survey

In Brazil, the dollar value of the minimum wage is US$213.17 per month. It is the second-lowest among South America's neighbors, after Venezuela - a list that includes Argentina (US$298.03), Chile (from US$282.56 to US$438.36), Paraguay (US$330.81), and Bolivia (US$313.96).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has the second lowest value in South America; a CNN survey shows how much the minimum wage is today in several countries of the region.

The minimum wage is understood as the minimum amount that a worker must be paid, in a mandatory manner, for the activities they have performed in a certain period, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO) definition.

"The purpose of setting the minimum wage is to protect workers against unduly low pay," the ILO explains.

In addition, the minimum wage can be a social policy tool to reduce poverty and . . .

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