Truck Driver Strike in Brazil Ends: Daily

By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two days of traffic chaos caused by disgruntled truck drivers came to an end on Wednesday morning, but more strike action may follow in the coming weeks. Angered by government changes to working hour rules, thousands of truck drivers earlier this week blocked the Via Dutra - the main highway between the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

The ensuing traffic congestion caused a spike in fruit and vegetable prices in the two cities, also affecting other agricultural products as transport vehicles struggled to make vital deliveries.

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