Brazil Braces for Nationwide Strike Against Reform Bills Today

Union leaders are calling for protesters to demonstrate against the two bills throughout the day on Friday, closing roads and halting public transportation.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian officials are bracing for what may become a significant nationwide protest today, Friday June 30th, against the government’s labor and social security reform bills in Congress.

Demonstrations have been reported around the country, as groups block large urban highways and public transportation comes to a halt in many Brazilian cities.

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