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Amidst Violent Protests, Economists in Brazil Applaud Spending Cuts

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Violent confrontations were once again seen on Tuesday after Brazil’s Senate approved a bill which will limit government’s spending for the next twenty years, by 53 votes against 16. Despite the protests, economists say that this is the first important measure by the Temer government to help the country’s ailing economy.

In the capital, Brasilia, protesters broke store windows, threw glass bottles and rocks and . . .

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