By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil tries to get back to normal after nine days of protests by truck drivers, retailers, farmers and exporters now sit down to calculate the economic damages caused by demonstrators. The roadblocks that paralyzed the flow of production across Brazil since last week have caused estimated losses of at least R$34 billion to the country’s economy.

“Without feed, 100 million birds have already been slaughtered. In addition to leaving Brazilian families without eggs and without meat, there is a serious risk to public health and the environment . . .

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