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Could pension reform re-elect Jair Bolsonaro?

Can pension reform re-elect Jair Bolsonaro?

May 1 is an important date for trade union movements around the world. And this year, Brazil saw all of its trade union centers share the same stage for the first time in history. While this is partly down to a lack of funds to host events themselves—in order to entice people to spend their holidays listening to politicians, unions usually hire big-time singers to pump up the crowd—the unions’ unanimous repudiation of Jair Bolsonaro’s pension reform bill could also be credited for this unusual togetherness among union leaders.

When congressman and trade unionist Paulinho da...

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