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Brazilians stage general strike to protest pension overhaul


A demonstrator shows her Portuguese message "Get out Bolsonaro" during a general strike in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 14, 2019. The strike is the first of its kind since President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January. (AP Photo/Suamy Beydoun)

RIO DE JANEIRO – Thousands of people filled the streets of Brazil's main cities Friday, and schools, banks and some public transportation shut down, as Brazilians angry over a pension reform and budget cuts held the first general strike of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's administration.

The nationwide strike was called by Brazil's unions and mainly targeted the ...


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