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Brazil: Bolsonaro Slashes Minimum Wage by Executive Order

BRAZILIA,  Jan. 3, 2019 - Brazil’s new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro lowered the minimum wage. He signed a decree that sets the minimum wage to 998 Brazilian reais (approximately US$257) from 1,006 Brazilian reais (approximately US$267) as estimated by former President Michel Temer.

Due to threats, Fernandinho Declines Brazilian Football Team

Brasilia, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian soccer team technical director Adenor Leonardo Bacchi revealed that defensive midfielder Fernandinho declined to join the national team in the face of threats that stand today today after registering an own goal at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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Court Ruling Nullifies Lula's Freedom in Brazil

The president of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil (STF), Dias Toffoli, annulled this Wednesday afternoon the precautionary measure that determined the release of all detainees convicted in the second instance with pending judicial remedies, a decision that benefited the former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who has been detained since early April in Curitiba.

BRAZIL | Court Ruling Might Lead to Lula's Freedom

Supreme Court Justice Marco Aurelio Mello granted Wednesday a preliminary injunction to release people convicted in a second instance who still have appeals pending. This decision may lead to the release of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was arrested after being convicted in the Lava-Jato corruption case by a Federal Regional Court.

G20 Summit: BRICS Pushes For 'Democratic International Order'

High-level representatives of the world's 20 most industrialized countries gathered Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in an attempt to rescue the global economy from its worst crisis in seven decades. Following an informal side-meeting, the heads of state from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) issued a joint statement calling for the strengthening of multilateral institutions and rules.

Racism Intact As Brazil Commemorates Black Consciousness Day

Brazil celebrates Black Consciousness Day every year on Nov. 20 to commemorate the struggle of Afro-Brazilians and to celebrate the influence of African culture in the country. The date was chosen in honor of Zumbi Dos Palmares, a leader of African slaves, who died on Nov. 20, 1695.
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