Truckers Continue to Block Highways in Brazil’s South

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite an agreement between Brazil’s federal government and several truckers’ associations on Wednesday, February 25th, to unblock federal highways, a report by the country’s Federal Highway Police on Thursday afternoon showed that truckers continue to protest on at least 88 federal highways, blocking traffic on 27 of them.

According to the Federal Highway Police, the disruption is especially troublesome in the Southern part of the country in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Parana. The states of Bahia and Mato Grosso have also registered . . .

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