The Heat: Brazil truck drivers strike brings country to a halt

The Heat

Ten days ago, truck drivers went on strike in Brazil over rising fuel prices. Without deliveries, Brazilians now face widespread shortages of food, medicine and gasoline.

With little room to maneuver, the government of President Michel Temer made a deal to end the walkout—agreeing to reduce the price of fuel, but only temporarily.

Not everyone was satisfied and groups of truckers continue to demonstrate. Now, a new crisis has emerged, with oil workers beginning a strike of their own.

CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco reports from Rio de Janeiro.
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To discuss this:

  • Marcelo Lins is a journalist for GloboNews.
  • Gilson Schwartz is a professor of economics at the University of Sao Paulo.
  • Paulo Sotero is the director of the Brazil Institute at the Wilson Center.
  • Thiago de Aragao is the director of Strategy at Arko Advice.

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