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Violence, Death Leads Bus Drivers to Strike in São Paulo

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A wave of violence including the torching of hundreds of city buses and the killing of a driver has led Sindmotoristas (Motorists and Workers of the Urban Road Transport Union) to announce the interruption of bus service in São Paulo city on Wednesday, November 5th from 10AM to 12PM to demand security for workers during their shifts. The strike is likely to affect many of the 9.7 million people who daily ride public buses in São Paulo, Latin America’s largest city.

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