Petrobras Delivers Further Blow to Brazil Economy with 72-Hour Strike

Brazil’s Labor Court ruled the strike illegal, calling it ‘abusive’ and stating that it could bring further damage to Brazilians, already suffering from a week of food and fuel shortages due to the truck drivers’ protest.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just as supplies and fuel were starting to trickle down to supermarkets and gas stations, after more than a week of protests from truck drivers in Brazil, the country woke up on Wednesday to a 72-hour strike, this time promoted by employees from one of Brazil’s largest companies, oil giant Petrobras.

Petrobras employees are protesting fuel price policies, Petrobras’ management and the high price of cooking . . .

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