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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A nationwide bank strike in Brazil entered its sixteenth day on Thursday, with no end to the negotiations in sight. With almost 14,000 branches and forty administrative centers closed, strikers are determined to hold out for their demands, leaving the population to conduct their financial transactions through the Internet or lottery houses.

“I was laid off last week and am unable to get my workers’ compensation fund because of the strike,” exclaimed Adilson Silva to TV União reporter as he tried to enter yet another closed branch. “How . . .

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