Metro Strike Continues in São Paulo: Daily

By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The metro strike that left the city of São Paulo largely paralyzed on Thursday continues, with no agreement reached between the Metro Workers’ Union and the São Paulo Metro. However, four new stations opened on Friday afternoon, raising the total number of functioning stations to 35 out of a total of 61.

The Union is will be fined as much as R$100,000 per day after the Justice Ministry ruled that the metro had to operate at hundred percent capacity during peak hours, with at least seventy . . .

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