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Brazil’s plan to save jobs by taking away labor rights

The Economy Ministry's new attempt to save jobs. The standoff between Jair Bolsonaro and state governors. And the worrisome trend of Covid-19 in Brazil

We’re covering today the Economy Ministry’s new attempt to save jobs. The standoff between Jair Bolsonaro and state governors. And the worrisome trend of Covid-19 in Brazil.

Fewer rights, more jobs? Economy Minister believes so

Expecting a substantial rise in unemployment rates in July and August, the Economy Ministry is looking for ways to encourage companies to hire — or, at least, not fire — workers. So far, the ministry’s playbook has been an utter failure. The program allowing companies to cut wages and working hours — with the government compensating employees — has used up only BRL 1.6 billion from its...

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