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Labor dispute in Brazil continues

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SAO PAULO (AP) — The opening match in the World Cup is just days away and striking subway workers threaten to maintain their work stoppage through the Thursday match featuring host Brazil. This morning Brazilian police and striking subway workers clashed in a central commuter station and authorities are deeply worried about the strike because the subway is the main means of transportation for World Cup fans scheduled to attend the match with Croatia.

Riot police firing tear gas pushed about 100 striking workers out of the station as the strike threw Sao Paulo’s normally congested traffic into chaos for a fifth day. About half of the city’s subway stations were operating, but with greatly diminished service.

 

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