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Brazil: Workers Mount General Strike in São Paulo

HeadlineMar 17, 2017

Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo, ground to a halt Thursday as transportation workers, teachers and other public sector workers staged a 24-hour general strike to protest Brazilian President Michel Temer’s proposed pension reforms, as well as widespread corruption and impunity for politicians. Brazil’s attorney general is currently seeking to investigate 83 lawmakers over allegations of corruption. This is one of the protesters.

Palmira Domingues: “It angers me to see the country in ruins because of their politicians’ thieving. Now we have to fix things because of this thieving they’ve done, their privileges that they have always had, pensions for their children that they have. And now we have to pay for this. I am not going to pay this bill. I will pay for my bill.”

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