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Brazil port reform protesters occupy Chinese ship


Brazilian port workers in Santos occupied a Chinese ship on Monday in protest against the government’s plan to modernize the country’s ports, the head of the main labour union representing the protesters said.

The protest underscores the headwinds President Dilma Rousseff faces in her plan to dislodge infrastructure log jams that have helped keep Brazil from growing as quickly as other large emerging economies such as China, Russia and India.

“Workers occupied the Chinese ship to stop it from unloading as a start of protest against Presidential Decree 595. I will be in talks with them to resolve this,” Paulo Pereir...