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By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Police officers in several states in Brazil led a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, less than 21 days before the beginning of the World Cup. Strikers demand better working conditions and higher wages. However, despite Wednesday's strike, the Brazilian Police Confederation told the federal government that officers do not plan to strike during the World Cup period.

Among the states affected by the strike Wednesday were Rio de Janeiro, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?