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Brazil Launches First General Strike in 2 Decades to Protest Austerity

HeadlineMay 01, 2017

In Brazil, tens of millions of people participated in the first general strike in more than two decades on Friday, shutting down public transportation, schools systems and airports in major cities to protest Brazilian President Michel Temer’s austerity measures. Temer, who rose to power after the ouster of democratically elected leftist President Dilma Rousseff, currently has a popularity rating of only 4 percent.

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