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Nationwide Strike Brings Brazil to a Standstill
Public transportation, schools and banks were closed across much of Brazil as unions led nationwide strikes to protest austerity measures.
Millions of people stayed home Friday, either by choice or because they could not get to work. Thousands of others came out onto the streets to protest and block roads.
In one of the largest demonstrations, thousands of people gathered in front of Rio de Janeiro’s state assembly and clashed with police who tried to remove them. Police fired tear gas...