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Protests Against Reduction of Rio de Janeiro’s Bus Routes

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the night of Thursday, October 1st, a group of activists marched, beginning at Rio de Janeiro's Igreja da Candelária and making their way down Avenida Presidente Vargas, to protest the upcoming reduction and elimination of some of the city's bus lines. Nineteen municipal bus lines are scheduled to be removed, and ten additional lines will have their routes shortened or altered beginning on Saturday, October 3rd.

Initially slated for July, the changes in municipal bus lines will be implemented in phases, with the first phase scheduled . . .

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