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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration faced its first national strike on Friday, June 14th, with Brazil’s main workers’ unions calling for the population to stay home to show their discontent for the government’s social security reform plans.

Organizers hoped that workers from all sectors and industries would take to the streets to protest against the federal government. And although all twenty-seven state capitals registered protests during the day, the main effect of the strike was on public transport. Of the twenty-seven capitals, nineteen registered some alteration . . .

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