Brussels, 18 July 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The decision by Brazil’s corruption-riddled parliament to eliminate a swathe of protections in the country’s labour laws will impoverish millions of people and leave workers completely at the mercy of employers who will have unilateral power to set wages, holiday entitlements, working hours and bonuses. Continue reading
12 July 2017, São Paulo
Cristiano Zanin Martins and Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins of Teixeira Martins Advogados (Lula’s lawyers) said:
“President Lula is innocent. For over three years, Lula has been subject to a politically motivated investigation. No credible evidence of guilt has been produced, and overwhelming proof of his innocence blatantly ignored. This politically motivated judgement attacks Brazil’s rule of law, democracy and Lula’s basic human rights. It is of immense concern to the Brazilian people and to the international community. Continue reading
Brussels, 21 April 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has expressed deep concern over a vicious attack against Moises Sanchez, leader of the Honduran agriculture trade union STAS, currently fighting multinational fruit company Fyffes for better working conditions.
The left-wing candidate Lenin Moreno recently celebrated victory in Ecuador’s presidential election, beating rival Guillermo Lasso and bucking the right’s resurgent trend in South America and giving a major boost to the left in the region. He ran on the basis of promising to protect the social gains of the progressive government there in the last decade and to govern “above all for the poor,” writes Matt Willgress. (20/04/17)
THE progressive candidate Lenin Moreno recently celebrated victory in Ecuador’s presidential election, beating rival Guillermo Lasso by more than 200,000 votes, bucking the right’s resurgent trend in South America and giving a major boost to the left in the region, writes ADRIAN WEIR. (20/4/17)
We the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance of Latin America – People’s Trade Treaty, at the 15th meeting of its Political Council in Havana:
Denounce and condemn the readiness of a group of US members of Congress known for their reactionary, disrespectful and interfering positions, to reintroduce in that country’s Congress the draft for what is known as NICA-ACT.
In a move ominously reminiscent of US acts of aggression against Nicaragua in the 1980s, legislation has been re-introduced to the US House of Representatives that would, if enacted, profoundly destabilise Nicaragua.