Brazil’s Government Gives in to Truckers Demands to End Strike

Officials are reducing the price of diesel fuel and conceding to other demands to end the eight day strike that has brought the nation to a standstill.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After eight days of chaos on Brazilian highways, closed gas stations across the country, reduced public transportation and the loss of hundreds of thousands of kilos of perishables goods, Brazil’s federal government has finally yielded to protesters demands in hopes of restoring order and the economy in the country.

“We have advanced in the implementation of many measures, due to the need for the standstill movement to end," said President Michel Temer on Sunday night in a statement. "We spent this week focused on meeting the demands of the . . .

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