Brazil’s World Cup Host Cites Feeling the Strain: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Strikes, protests and public unrest continue to blight Brazil’s host cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo with the 2014 FIFA World Cup just under a week away. Major cities in Brazil continue to face disruption from the demands of public sector workers in areas such as teaching, transport, water and waste disposal.

The unions are using the upcoming FIFA football (soccer) tournament as leverage to achieve their goals and most are demanding an increase in basic levels or pay as well as improved working . . .

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