Brazil: Social movements hold national protests against proposed pension reform

Nation-wide protests are being held to denounce President Temer’s proposed pension law.

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Demonstrators gather in Brazil protesting - Elitiel Guedes

Members of social movements, labor federations and civil society groups of Brazil are holding national protests on Tuesday in opposition to the proposed pension reform. 

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The protests are being held leading up to a crucial vote on the proposed pension reforms, which would scrap the average retirement age of 54, making it mandatory that women retire at 62 and men at 65. 

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Meanwhile, last month a judge in Brasília ordered the suspension of the government’s advertising campaign aimed at convincing Brazilians of the need for pension reform.

According to a recent survey carried out by the polling agency Vox Populi, 93 percent of Brazilians are against the proposed pension reform. 

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Edited by: Simone Freire | Translation: Nate Sigham

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