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RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Brazil's public sector hit with lawsuits for COVID-19 labor abuses

01 Oct 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of local authorities and state-owned companies in Brazil are facing lawsuits accused of failing to protect workers including doctors and nurses from COVID-19, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation has revealed.

EXCLUSIVE-Brazil's public sector hit with lawsuits for COVID-19 labor abuses

01 Oct 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of local authorities and state-owned companies in Brazil are facing lawsuits accused of failing to protect workers including doctors and nurses from COVID-19, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation has revealed.

Brazil inspectors accuse contractor of holding workers in slave-like conditions

18 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Manserv, a contractor for fertilizer giant Mosaic Co, has employed dozens of workers in slavery-like conditions, labor inspectors said on Friday, violations blamed in part on measures taken to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil inspectors accuse contractor of holding workers in slave-like conditions

18 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - M anserv, a contractor for fertilizer giant Mosaic Co, has employed dozens of workers in slavery-like conditions, labor inspectors said on Friday, violations blamed in part on measures taken to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil court rules in favor of anti-slavery 'dirty list'

14 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil's so-called dirty list, one of the nation's most powerful weapons against slave labor, is legal and can proceed, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

Bloodshed eases in Brazilian favelas after court ban on police raids

10 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Andre Dread was on his rounds handing out food parcels to poor families in City of God, one of Brazil's most notorious slums, in May when the familiar sound of gunfire from a police raid sent him running for cover.

Brazil fights racism with new campaign rules for Black politicians

26 Aug 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Black political candidates in Brazil must get a fair share of air time and public funding, the top electoral court has ruled in a decision set to change the face of elections.

Tourist ban leaves Brazil's indigenous lands vulnerable to loggers

21 Aug 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the coronavirus first hit Brazil in early March, local indigenous leaders barred tourists from the trails on Monte Pascoal, the first piece of land Portuguese colonizers saw as they arrived 520 years ago.

No pay, no freedom: Brazil struggles to rescue maids from slavery

13 Aug 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Whenever Elisa goes out in her small town in northeastern Brazil, she fears seeing the family she once considered her own.

Brazil court lets Black movement critic remain at helm of Black culture

05 Aug 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A public official who said he opposes the Black Lives Matter movement will be allowed to remain as head of Brazil's government-funded institute of Black culture, a high court voted on Wednesday.

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