Brazil’s Holiday Weekend Plans Canceled Due to Strike

With the increasing number of cancellations for the Corpus Christi four-day weekend holiday, hotel hires vans to pick up guests who live a maximum of three hours away from the hotel.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The nine-day nationwide protest by truck drivers in Brazil not only led to a shortage of fresh produce at supermarkets and long lines at gas stations, but the cancellation of hotel reservations for the Corpus Christi holiday. Cities, large and small, are reporting cancellations during one of the most profitable four-day holidays this year for the sector.

The Hotel Toriba, located in the bucolic vacation town of

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