Explaining Brazil

Explaining Brazil #13 Truckers’ Strike

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We Brazilians always say that São Paulo is the city that never stops. Well, it has stopped over the past 10 days.

Over the past week, roads have been blocked and truckers – who are responsible for 60 percent of cargo transportation in Brazil, have not worked. Fuel and food supplies are lacking in most urban centers. São Paulo has declared a state of emergency. Over 270 flights were cancelled because there was simply no fuel left for airplanes. Uber prices went through the roof – IF you even manage to find one…

How did it get so bad, and what’s going to happen now?

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