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Brazilians protest in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Protesters took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Salvador on Thursday (June 20) as demonstrations over a range of social issues grew. Moves to lower transport fares and promises of better public services failed to stem the tide of discontent in Latin America's biggest country. Demonstrators flooded into Rio de Janeiro and more than 100 Brazilian cities in the largest protests here in over two decades. Though the transport fare hikes that sparked the unrest were rescinded in Brazil's two biggest cities on Wednesday, demonstrators by the hundreds of thousands took to the streets in locales as diverse as the Amazon capital of Manaus to the prosperous southern city of Florianopolis. The protests have tapped into a host of complaints about high taxes, inflation, corruption and poor public services, from hospitals and schools to roads and police forces. Using the Confederations Cup soccer tournament as a bac

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