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Brazil: Growing Rift between the Rousseff Administration and Its Historic Supporters

The CNM/CUT and the FUP will stage two public demonstrations on 2 October in Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul state as well as in the city of Niteroi in Rio de Janeiro state. According to union leaders, the main goals of the protests are to stand up against potential regulatory changes in the oil sector being discussed by Congress and to defend naval workers, many of whom have been affected by stalling investments in the sector. Since 1 September the FUP and the National Federation of Oil Workers (FNP) have instructed their members to intermittently interrupt and delay operations in response to Petrobras’ decision to divest assets.

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