By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The ongoing national strike that is paralyzing over 40 percent of Brazil’s banks is the biggest in the last twenty years, according to Contraf (National Confederation of Banking Sector Workers union). With the new month just starting, many trying to pay bills have been affected by bottlenecks at ATMs and lottery retailers, where only R$800-1,000 can be processed in a single transaction.

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