Rubbish on a street in Rio
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Rio de Janeiro's bin men to continue strike action

7 March 2014 Last updated at 22:14 GMT

Rio Carnival officially ended on Wednesday but piles of rubbish left on the city's streets are still waiting be collected.

Bin men, who are asking for a pay rise, have decided to continue their strike, and some are threatening similar action during the World Cup in just three months' time.

Iracema Sodre reports.

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