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Brazilian President reveals plans to end unrest

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2013 | 7:44 AM

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled a series of reforms in an attempt to end days of nationwide anti-government protests.

In a televised address she said she would draft a new plan to benefit public transport and that all oil royalties would be used in education.

She also said thousands of doctors would be drafted from overseas to improve the national health service.

The demonstrations began over transport fare rises in Sao Paulo, but quickly grew into rallies across the country against corruption and other issues.

On Thursday night, more than a million people took to the streets in protest and there was violence in various cities in which dozens were injured and two people died.

Protests continued yesterday with an estimated 1,000 people marching in Rio de Janeiro.


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