REPORT: Brazil Caves On Bus Fare Hikes

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Rio De Janiero and Sao Paolo will reduce public transit fares in response to the massive protests that met the proposal, Brazil’s Globo news outlet reports .

The mayor of Rio said public transport fares will be reduced to R$ 2.75 from R$ 2.95, Globo says. In São Paulo, the Governor and Mayor announced train, subway and bus fares will be $R instead of R$ 3.20.

NPR’s Eydar Peralta reported earlier today 11 other cities had already bowed to pressure to reduce fares.

Brazil deployed special federal police Wednesday after a third day of protests broke out across the country, AlJazeera said.

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