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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Security officials in several cities in Brazil are bracing for what promises to be another tense day in the country, with supporters of former president Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva and the Workers’ Party (PT) promoting rallies in at least 45 cities throughout Brazil.

Friday morning police in São Paulo used water cannons to disperse a group of anti-PT, anti-government protesters who had been camping out in the city’s most famous street, Avenida Paulista, for the past 39 hours.

The demonstrators were protesting the nomination of . . .

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