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November 11, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Thousands of strikers at Brazil's biggest steel mill on Thursday staged a violent demonstration to protest the deaths of five workers after 800 army troops moved in to try to end a three-day walkout. At least 43 people, including three soldiers, were wounded in the army's assault late Wednesday night on the government-owned National Steel Co. in Volta Redonda, about 100 miles west of Rio.
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May 14, 2006 | Andrew Downie, Special to The Times
A coordinated series of prison riots and attacks on police left 30 people dead and some jails under at least the partial control of prisoners Saturday in Sao Paulo state, authorities said. Authorities said at least 23 law enforcement officers, many of them off duty, were killed along with two civilians, including the girlfriend of one officer gunned down in their car. Five assailants were killed and 16 suspects were arrested, authorities said.
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NEWS
April 10, 1987 | WILLIAM R. LONG, Times Staff Writer
A police spokesman said Thursday that two people were killed and about 85 were injured in disturbances that broke out among angry commuters when a strike interrupted urban train service at the main railway station of this Brazilian city. Striking railroad engineers stopped urban trains Wednesday night as thousands of commuters were trying to get home. Protesting commuters then clashed with private railroad police at the Central Station in downtown Rio.
WORLD
June 2, 2004 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
At least 31 people were confirmed killed Tuesday and at least 15 were injured in one of Brazil's worst prison riots in recent years, with authorities warning that the death toll could climb as they continue to search for bodies. What began as a mass jailbreak attempt at the Benfica facility here turned into a 2 1/2-day hostage crisis and then a bloodbath in which the bodies of some victims were mutilated and burned beyond recognition, authorities said.
NEWS
November 24, 1988
Thousands of Brazilian workers returned to their jobs at Latin America's biggest steel plant, ending a 17-day strike that was marked by a confrontation with troops that left three strikers dead and scores injured. It was the nation's worst labor turmoil since President Jose Sarney took office in 1985. A union spokesman said workers met outside the headquarters of the National Steel Co.
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May 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Commuters set fire to one train, threw rocks at another and damaged three stations Friday after mechanical failures delayed service, a railroad official said. Hundreds of riot troopers took about four hours to disperse the angry commuters. Two policemen were slightly injured, and no one was arrested, the Sao Paulo state police said.
NEWS
May 8, 1986 | Associated Press
Fighting Tuesday in an overcrowded jail at Sorocaba, 298 miles southwest of Rio de Janeiro, caused the deaths of six inmates, the Brazilian television network Globo reported Wednesday.
WORLD
May 14, 2006 | Andrew Downie, Special to The Times
A coordinated series of prison riots and attacks on police left 30 people dead and some jails under at least the partial control of prisoners Saturday in Sao Paulo state, authorities said. Authorities said at least 23 law enforcement officers, many of them off duty, were killed along with two civilians, including the girlfriend of one officer gunned down in their car. Five assailants were killed and 16 suspects were arrested, authorities said.
WORLD
June 2, 2004 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
At least 31 people were confirmed killed Tuesday and at least 15 were injured in one of Brazil's worst prison riots in recent years, with authorities warning that the death toll could climb as they continue to search for bodies. What began as a mass jailbreak attempt at the Benfica facility here turned into a 2 1/2-day hostage crisis and then a bloodbath in which the bodies of some victims were mutilated and burned beyond recognition, authorities said.
NEWS
April 23, 1991 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fidel Velazquez is both the essence of Mexican politics and the exception to every rule of Mexican public life. In a country where officials from the President on down are limited to one term in office, he is in his ninth stint as secretary general of the nation's largest labor federation, known as the CTM. In a government run by Cabinet secretaries in their 40s with degrees from Harvard and Yale, he is a white-haired former milkman who barely finished grade school.
NEWS
March 16, 1989
Police and striking workers in Rio de Janeiro and three other Brazilian cities fought sporadic battles, leaving 10 people wounded, in the second day of a 48-hour nationwide strike to protest the government's economic austerity program, officials said. Rio's subway, commuter ferry and government-run commuter trains, which carry about 1 million passengers a day, remained idle.
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November 11, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Thousands of strikers at Brazil's biggest steel mill on Thursday staged a violent demonstration to protest the deaths of five workers after 800 army troops moved in to try to end a three-day walkout. At least 43 people, including three soldiers, were wounded in the army's assault late Wednesday night on the government-owned National Steel Co. in Volta Redonda, about 100 miles west of Rio.
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May 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Commuters set fire to one train, threw rocks at another and damaged three stations Friday after mechanical failures delayed service, a railroad official said. Hundreds of riot troopers took about four hours to disperse the angry commuters. Two policemen were slightly injured, and no one was arrested, the Sao Paulo state police said.
NEWS
April 10, 1987 | WILLIAM R. LONG, Times Staff Writer
A police spokesman said Thursday that two people were killed and about 85 were injured in disturbances that broke out among angry commuters when a strike interrupted urban train service at the main railway station of this Brazilian city. Striking railroad engineers stopped urban trains Wednesday night as thousands of commuters were trying to get home. Protesting commuters then clashed with private railroad police at the Central Station in downtown Rio.
NEWS
May 8, 1986 | Associated Press
Fighting Tuesday in an overcrowded jail at Sorocaba, 298 miles southwest of Rio de Janeiro, caused the deaths of six inmates, the Brazilian television network Globo reported Wednesday.
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