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Brazil’s Senate Approves Controversial Labor Bill

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not even the seven-hour sit-in promoted by the opposition, four of which were held in the dark, prevented Brazil’s Senate from approving the country’s new labor reform law on Tuesday. With a vote of fifty in favor and 26 against the bill was passed.

Calling it ‘one of the most ambitious reforms of the last thirty years’, President Michel Temer said he was pleased with results. “This approval of the bill is a victory for Brazil in the fight against unemployment and a more competitive country . . .

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