Prosecutor General cozies up to the government in truckers’ dispute

As the imbroglio between truck drivers and transportation companies rages on, Prosecutor General Augusto Aras toes the government line and supports the free market

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Back in 2018, as a bid to put an end to the truck drivers’ strike that brought Brazil to a near standstill, the government proposed a series of measures to appease truckers. One was a reference price table for cargo transportation, establishing minimum rates for driving shipments around the country. As The Brazilian Report has already shown, the measure is becoming something of a Trojan horse—entrepreneurs do not like the price table as it has made products more expensive, while truck drivers are incensed that they are unable to charge the rates required by the law.


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