A Brazilian clown whose punch line is “It can’t get any worse” may have his likely election to the lower house of congress nullified if he proves unable to read and write.
Brazil’s decision to recognize overtime pay for workers contacted by their bosses after regular hours by e-mail or telephone is poised to increase companies’ costs and test their ability to boost productivity.
Senator Aecio Neves received his party’s nomination to run for Brazil’s top job in October elections, saying he would seek efficiency in public services as economic growth falters.
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff pledged to prevent the “plague” of inflation from undermining her plans to eradicate poverty in Latin America’s biggest economy while fostering economic growth .
"When a race is as tight as this one is seen to be, these late supports may have some effect."
- David Fleischer on Oct 24, 2014