RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian truckers remain split over the merits of a nationwide strike on February 1st due to rising diesel prices, a senior truck union leader told Reuters on Friday, January 29th, predicting there would not be a major stoppage.
A nationwide walkout would be a hammer blow to Brazil’s economy, already weakened by the conronavirus outbreak. A rebound in global oil prices, coupled with Brazil’s weak currency, has lifted local diesel prices . . .