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Rio bus drivers on a 48-hour strike leave tens of thousands stranded

Wednesday, May 14th 2014 - 00:09 UTC
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Rio de Janeiro bus drivers on Tuesday began a 48-hour strike that left tens of thousands of people without transportation and caused huge problems in Brazil's second-largest city. Participation in the strike was greater than in the 24-hour effort staged last Thursday when on the streets of Rio scarcely a single bus was to be seen. Read full article

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  • ilsen

    I heard that the Police are threatening to Strike during the World Cup.

    Think it was a BBC report. Or maybe read it on an AP news thread.

    Anyone else heard this?

    May 14th, 2014 - 04:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Oh dear, I fear trouble brewing at the World Cup. Shame really.

    May 14th, 2014 - 08:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “Crows cram at bus stops waiting for some form of transport”

    There’s a nice looking young female “crow” at the RHS of the picture!

    But I have no doubt, as in many societies, there are some old crows about as well.

    :o)

    May 14th, 2014 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Crows! At bus stops?

    Are these some form of Brazilian penguin?

    May 14th, 2014 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @4
    Correct, but fortuneately they are unarmed unlike the FALKLAND PENGUIN, they are nuclear.

    May 14th, 2014 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    tens of thousands stranded

    [- business opportunity -]

    make and sell more bicycles, then you can cycle anywhere,
    no more queues..lol

    May 14th, 2014 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Yeah I heard those stealth penguins are a latent threat to Uruguay...

    May 14th, 2014 - 09:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Our illiterate, innumerate, murdering commie bastard president is the biggest threat to Uruguay.

    May 14th, 2014 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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