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Brazil Won’t Help Rio de Janeiro State Pay Its Bills

Brazilian officials said Friday the federal government won't intervene to help the financially strapped state of Rio de Janeiro. Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles told reporters the government cannot adopt measures to help one state because “all states are facing financial difficulties.” Protests erupts Late Friday, clashes erupted between police and demonstrators in Rio following a march against spending cut proposals by both the federal and state governments. Thousands of...

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