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Petrobras workers go on strike in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Unitary Federation of Petroleum Workers (FUP) and its affiliated unions will close this year in a national strike in protest against government threats of possible privatization of Petrobras, Brazil's largest company, the association announced Wednesday.

According to Brazilian union rules, going on strike means that Petrobras workers, mostly affiliated with the FUP, are already on alert to rise if the Government decides to take the oil company out of State control.

"This means that if President Jair Bolsonaro dares to present to the National Congress the bill that foresees the sale of the state . . .

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