Brazilians Brace for Shortages as Truck Driver Protests Continue

Petrobras announced the reduction of ten percent in price of diesel oil but protesters say that is not enough and vow to continue blocking highways.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Truck drivers are causing havoc and chaos in twenty Brazilian states as they block highways for the fourth day in a row, protesting the increase in diesel fuel prices. Some cities around the country are reporting a shortage of fuel at gas stations, fruits and vegetables at supermarkets and the reduction in the number of busses circulating.

"I went to two gas stations yesterday before finding one that had fuel," said Eder Silva, resident of São Paulo. "My wife and kid are in Rio and I don't know . . .

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