The Brazilian truckers’ strike, now entering its ninth day, has stopped the country. The movement’s core demands – related to diesel prices, toll fares, and a minimum price for freights – have now been met by the federal administration, resulting in nearly all union leaders publicly calling for the end of the strike.
Yet there remain over 500 roadblocks across the country. Truckers are still preventing the free flow of people and supplies, leading to crippling food and fuel shortages. Even in huge urban centers like São Paulo, the streets are empty – even during rush hour.