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By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the eve of the World Cup, strikes continue to flare up across the country. In São Paulo, host of the opening game between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday, five days of metro strikes saw as much as fifty percent of the service closed, and led to as much as 600 km (372 miles, roughly the distance from New York to Washington D.C. in the U.S.) of traffic in the city, according to local reports.

However, in an assembly on Monday the Metro Workers’ Union voted to . . .

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