Brazil’s Government and Protesting Truck Drivers Reach Agreement

Although officials announced the suspension of the protest the decision among truck drivers’ associations was not unanimous.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An agreement was reached on Thursday night by the Brazilian government and truck drivers ending the protests that almost brought the country to a standstill. Truck drivers agreed to unblock highways for the next fifteen days while officials find a way to reduce diesel fuel prices.

"It's time to look at people who are without food or medicine. The Brazilian family depends on road transportation. We applaud this agreement humbly saying to the truck drivers ‘we need you’," said President Temer’s Chief of Staff, Eliseu Padilha Thursday after . . .

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