Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during a meeting with governors and city mayors at Planalto Palace in Brasilia
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Brazil's leader pledges major reforms

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has proposed a referendum on political reforms in an effort to tackle protests that have swept the country.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has proposed a referendum on political reforms in an effort to tackle protests that have swept the country.

She also promised to boost spending on public transport in a country where much money has been put aside for the 2014 football World Cup.

Alistair Leithead reports from Rio de Janeiro.