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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a day of protest at Rio de Janeiro’s Assembly House, the state court authorized the interruption of a government plan that would increase the social security deduction on public servants' salaries or pensions to thirty percent of their total wages. State government officials said they would appeal the court’s decision.

“The measures, although difficult, are fundamental and necessary for us to emerge from the crisis and the state of uncertainty that our finances are currently in. With the measures we want to avoid the state of Rio . . .

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