Brazil Truckers Strike Begins With no Impact on Transit

President Jair Bolsonaro had appealed to truckers not to strike, saying the government was looking for ways to lower fuel prices.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Traffic was flowing freely on Monday morning, February 1st, on all of Brazil’s highways, the government said, on the first day of a planned truckers strike that raised fears of a repeat of a 2018 protest that snarled roadways and depleted store shelves.

The Infrastructure Ministry, in a series of tweets citing highway patrol police around Brazil, said that on all federal roadways as of 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. there was free . . .

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