By VLADISLAV CHERNIY, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Another wave of protests began this Thursday as the biggest trade unions of Brazil organised strikes for better working conditions and an improvement of the social conditions for workers.
As of Thursday, approximately 2,500 workers refused to go to work because of the demand for rapid reforms. Teachers, construction, and transportation workers are currently struggling with the conditions afoot in Brazil; work hours are sparse, and the agriculture, health, and education sectors are presently in a state of reform.
The protesting in Brazil has attracted international attention due to the complex nature of the situation. Previous violent protests occurred because the built up angst that Brazilian citizens had towards corruption, poor public service and heavy taxes.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has publically announced a proposal for new policies in an attempt to solve Brazil’s problematic public sectors, such as its transportation services. In addition, the Brazilian government plans utilise its profits gained from the oil industry to subsidize the education and health sectors within the state.
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