The Romanian government’s attempts to water down anti-graft measures have triggered the biggest protests since the fall of communism. The demonstrators are determined that official corruption should be eliminated.
Brazilian unions backed by various social movements are striking against pension and labor reforms. Organizers claim the strike will be the "biggest in Brazil's history."
At least two more people reportedly have died, taking the death toll to 23 since anti-government protests erupted across Venezuela at the beginning of April. Protestors have staged sit-ins on roads and highways.
As massive crowds protest the decriminalization of official misconduct, many Romanians feel encouraged. But few expect to change the nation’s long history of government corruption. Diego Cupolo reports from Bucharest.
Anti-government demonstrations have entered their 13th consecutive day in response to Bucharest's attempt to ease anti-corruption laws. Protests have been staged across the nation, marking the largest rallies since 1989.
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