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Brazil's two largest cities rescind public transit price hikes | News | DW.DE | 20.06.2013

Brazil's two largest cities, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, have revoked price hikes on public transportation. The decisions meet an important demand of protesters, who are staging the largest demonstrations in 20 years.

Sao Paulo state Governor Geraldo Alckmin said on Wednesday that he hoped the move to rescind the price hikes would create "the tranquility needed to debate issues calmly."

Brazil has been gripped by protests since last week, when people took to the streets of Sao Paulo to oppose an increase in fares for the bus and metro. Social media helped turn the protests into a nationwide movement, with more than 200,000 demonstrators turning out across Brazil on Monday.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Jun 20th, 2013 at 01:24:01 PM EST
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It would appear that the protests have moved beyond this initial point

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Jun 21st, 2013 at 03:17:01 AM EST
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