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· April, 2011

Stories about Labor from April, 2011

Portugal: Employment and Social Inclusion for the Physically Disabled

On the blog 52 Histórias (52 Stories) [pt], journalist Lúcia Crespo writes about Aristides Santos, a portuguese social entrepreneur who has been fighting against social exclusion through a business he...

Côte D‘Ivoire: The Regional Economic Impact of Post-Election Conflict

Aconerly looks at the regional economic impact of post election conflict in Côte D‘Ivoire: “Seasonal migrant laborers from Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali face a prospect of unemployment as a...

Brazil: The Biggest Brazilian Newspaper Violates Labour Rights

The biggest Brazilian newspaper, Folha de São Paulo, violates labour rights for its journalists, says [pt] Altamiro Borges in his blog. Borges enumerates some of the “failures“: besides not having...

Mozambique: Police Attack Protesting Workers

On the 6th of April, police officers from the Rapid Intervention Force (FIR) used violence to put an end to a protest by the employees of the private security firm...

Uruguay: Police Clash with Artisans at Independence Square

Blogger “Fonzi” from With a camera in my pocket [es] posts pictures of policemen removing artisans who were selling their work at Independence Square in Montevideo. The blogger accuses the...

China: Waking from a ten-year dream

China Labour Bulletin has translated an article about rural migrant worker, Lü Lianjuan's 10-year struggle in an industrial town (Dongguan) in Southern China.

Ukraine: Entrepreneurs, Tax Code and Civic Initiative

GV Author Tetyana Bohdanova of Good Girl Gone Ukrainian sums up the situation with small and medium business in Ukraine in the aftermath of the Tax Code protests of 2010.

Slovakia: The Roma People, “Livin’ On the Edge”

Tibor Blazko writes about the problems that Slovakia's Roma people are facing and translates some of the Slovak netizens' reactions to the news that an international NGO is planning to...

Guatemala: Antigua Municipal Government Removes Street Carts

Antigua Daily Photo posts pictures by Miguel De León Soto of small street carts that sell fresh fruits in Antigua, Guatemala: “he’s outraged the municipal government has removed these typical...

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