Brazil Averts Subway Strike on Eve of Football World Cup

June 12, 2014 1:09 AM

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File Photo: A pedestrian walks by a line of police officers as they block the entrance of the Transportation Department when subway workers arrive to request a meeting with officials, to negotiate better salaries and benefits in Sao Paulo.

Sao Paulo, Brazil: A subway strike in Sao Paulo that threatened to disrupt the opening of the World Cup was averted Wednesday night even as airport workers in Rio de Janeiro declared a 24-hour work stoppage in the main destination for soccer fans traveling to Brazil.

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