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Army to Stay in Bahia After Police Strike Ends

By Patrick Eccles-Williams, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following a police strike last week in the Bahian capital of Salvador, the leader of the police and firefighters union (Aspra), Marco Prisco, has been arrested. Over the course of the three day strike crime levels soared in the city, which is due to host six games in this year’s World Cup, and the armed forces were sent to establish security in the state.

The strike action started on Tuesday, April 15th, and was eventually called off by the labor union after three days. The ending of the strike . . .

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