Protesters in Rio's historic centre
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Mass protest in Rio over the distribution of oil royalties

27 November 2012 Last updated at 15:27 GMT

An estimated 200,000 people have taken to the streets of Rio de Janeiro to ask Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff to veto a bill that proposes sharing oil revenues more evenly between oil-producing states.

Opponents of the bill say it will deprive Rio state of up to $35bn (£22bn; 27bn euros) over the next eight years and that this could jeopardize Rio's ability to host the 2014 World Cup and the Olympics in 2016.

Iracema Sodre reports.