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Rio Governor Pezão Announces Budget Cuts at Inauguration

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Luis Fernando de Souza, known as Pezão (Big Foot), was sworn in as Rio de Janeiro’s state governor on Thursday, January 1st together with his running-mate and now vice-governor Francisco Dornelles at the Rio state parliament Alerj. In his inauguration speech Pezão already announced budget cuts, although he promised to spare healthcare, education and public . . .

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