Brazil Unlikely to See Major Truckers Strike, Union Official Says

Marlon Maues,an adviser to teamster association CNTA, told Reuters that some groups favor striking, while others want to continue talks with the government to find a solution.

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 . . .

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