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Brazil remains hostage to truck drivers 

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Brazil remains hostage to truck drivers

The government’s measures to please truck

drivers (promoting less bureaucracy, more credit, and improvements to roads) was considered a “handout” by truckers’ unions, who say the measures have not solved the problem. After all, the sector’s main requests—raising and enforcing minimum freight prices, and reducing diesel prices—weren’t met. Moreover, the government has announced that Petrobras is free from political interference to change diesel prices according to the company’s...

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