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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vows reform amid protests

Rio de Janeiro : Brazil | Jun 22, 2013 at 12:30 AM PDT
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BRAZILIAN President Dilma Rousseff has presented a series of reforms in a televised address, as the number of people protesting about corruption and economic policy swelled to more than 1 million.

A plan to improve public transport would be drafted, and all royalties from the country's oil resources would be invested into learning, she said.

Doctors would be conveyed in from overseas to increase wellbeing services.

The protests smashed out in Sao Paolo last week over a hike in bus fares, but have broadened their complaints to encompass officials' corruption and public spending principle.

Cash spent hosting worldwide fair events should go to education, wellbeing care and other social programs, protesters have said.

An estimated 1 million persons took to the streets of 100 cities on Friday, with clashes described in more than 10 towns.

Two persons have now past away in incidents related to the protests.

Late on Thursday, an 18-year-old man was slain and three people hurt when they were strike by a car trying to propel around a protester-erected blockade in Ribeirao Preto, north of Sao Paolo.

The demonstrations are the biggest in Brazil in two decades.

Rousseff postponed a journey to Japan and held an emergency meeting on Friday forenoon in Brasilia.

Brazil is currently hosting the Confederations Cup football tournament, and is to greeting the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016.

The gatherings grew despite a rollback of the transport fare hike broadcast on Wednesday.

Smaller disputes were designed for late on Friday local time in at smallest 35 towns, including Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Fortaleza.

Rousseff, who continues somewhat well liked even as the protesters denounce the country's political class as a whole, summoned her ministers to search ways to retrieve the upper hand.

Her chief of staff although alerted that Brazil should plan for the likelihood that the unrest could be ongoing during World Youth Day, the Catholic youth carnival due to be held in Rio in late July, which the pope is due to join.

''We have to be prepared,'' Gilberto Carvalho said in Brasilia ahead of a meeting with coordinators of the church member happening.

The demonstrations have overshadowed football's Confederations Cup, which Brazil is actually hosting and which is glimpsed as a dry run for next year's World Cup tournament.

Many Brazilians are angry over the multi-billion-dollar total cost of ground works for the World Cup and for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Several protests have been held outside stadiums and a mammoth stride is arranged for June 30 to Rio's iconic Maracana stadium on the day of the Confederations Cup last.

The secretary-general of world football's ruling body FIFA although insisted on Friday that the World Cup must be held next year in Brazil as designed, no matter what occurs.

''The Confederations Cup is taking place in Brazil and the World Cup should be held in Brazil,'' Jerome Valcke notified localized newspapers ahead of a gathering with World Cup coordinators.

''There is no design B,'' he supplemented.

Previous on Friday, FIFA said it has no designs to cancel the Confederations Cup actually under way, and that no group likes to pull out despite the gigantic protests.

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