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Women strive to build a place in Brazil's construction industry

Published: Monday, June 25, 2012

Updated: Monday, June 25, 2012 09:06

Paula dos Santos said her family had a harder time coming to terms with her choice of profession than her co-workers did. Her father, who died in January, "never accepted the fact that I work in civil construction," she said.

Sa said: "Not all companies are willing to hire women. We are trying to break this resistance over time."

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(Swales, a student at Penn State University, reported this story for a class in international journalism.)

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