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Brazil invests in Sao Paulo bus services that set off protests

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff moved quickly on Wednesday to improve bus services in Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, where protests over a fare increase in June triggered an outburst of national discontent that battered her popularity.Full story

Brazil's Mantega to miss G20 summit to focus on budget freeze

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega will not attend the G20 ministers meeting in Moscow this week because he is working on new freezes in public spending, his office said on Tuesday. Full story

Popularity rating of Brazil president plummets

The personal popularity of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has suffered another hit after massive protests swept Brazil last month, according to a new poll released on Tuesday. Full story

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Demonstrators gather to protest against the Confederation's Cup and the government of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff outside the national congress in Brasilia
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Police uses a baton to control demonstrators as they protest against the Confederation's Cup and the government of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia
Police uses a baton to control demonstrators as they protest against the Confederation's Cup and the government of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff smiles at the Sao Bento palace in Lisbon

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