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    Rio protest over re-distributing oil wealth

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Two hundred thousand people turned out in Rio de Janeiro urging the president to throw out a new law they believe will cost their region dear.

    It is intended to share the country's oil wealth more evenly throughout Brazil, and as one of the biggest oil producing states, Rio believes it will lose billions at a time when they are spending billions on showpiece sporting events.