Tag: minimum wage

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile's President Gabriel Boric on Thursday announced US$3.7 billion in social aid and a project to raise the minimum wage to 400,000 pesos (US$500) to address the post-pandemic crisis and rising inflation. "You have before...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced Thursday his decision to raise the minimum wage in Brazil by 10.18%, from the current 1,100 reais (US$213) per month to 1,212 reais (US$234) as of January, which is...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The minimum wage sufficient to support a family of four, with two adults and two children, in November should be R$5,969.17 (US$1,100), which corresponds to 5.42 times the national minimum wage of R$1,100, according...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government reduced the forecast for minimum wage in the coming year after reviewing the economic projections for 2018. The amount of R$979 per month (US$309) contained in...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the financial troubles facing the country, Brazil’s federal government announced that as of January 1, 2017 the minimum wage will increase to R$937.00 per month (US$287.89), which corresponds to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the current economic woes faced by the country, Brazil’s federal government announced that as of January 1st, 2016 the minimum wage will increase by 11.6 percent to R$880.00 per...
By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Food basics were found to be more expensive in seventeen out of eighteen state capital cities in Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro, in a recent survey by the Department of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Shunning away from the traditional speech always given on national TV on International Workers’ Day, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff announced this year she would be speaking to the population through...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has declared that there will be changes to the ‘Bolsa Familia’ program which will include higher payments, tax breaks for the worse off and an increase in...

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