Brazilian subway workers continue to strike in Sao Paulo

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It was day five of a metro strike in Sao Paulo, and the Brazilian authorities’ patience appears to be running out. Metro workers are demanding a 12 percent pay raise have voted to stay on strike indefinitely. The timing of all this is critical.

The underground is one way thousands of fans are expected to get to the opening game of the World Cup. Meanwhile teams and fans are pouring into the country. This was the Italian team arriving in Rio.

More than three and a half Million fans are expected to be traveling through Brazil in the coming weeks.

The government here is encouraging everyone to put their doubts about the organization of all this behind them, and concentrate on what they promise will be the best world cup ever.

Some are heeding that call. Residents of this Rio shanty town have been painting their streets the color of the national flag. The Brazilian authorities will be hoping that what is about to take place across this county in the weeks ahead really will be just about the football.

CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs and Paulo Cabral reports.

Brazilian subway workers continue to strike in Sao Paulo

Brazilian subway workers continue to strike in Sao Paulo

It was day five of a metro strike in Sao Paulo, and the Brazilian authorities' patience appears to be running out. Metro workers are demanding a 12 percent pay raise have voted to stay on strike indefinitely. The timing of all this is critical.

Raul Velloso, the country’s former Vice Minister at the Ministry of Planning discusses more on this topic.

Raul Velloso discusses about Brazilian affairs

Raul Velloso discusses about Brazilian affairs

Raul Velloso, the country's former Vice Minister at the Ministry of Planning discusses more on this topic.