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Report – Volkswagen used to spy on Brazilian union activists


The Volkswagen Group spied on Brazilian union activists in the 1980s and passed information to the country’s military dictatorship about salary demands and other private discussions, according to a Reuters report . The carmaker monitored its own workers and also big union leaders of the era, one of VW’s targets being Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who became President of Brazil ...
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