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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The state of Goias, in the Center-West region of Brazil, is apologizing to residents and motorists passing through the state for the poor conditions of its highways. "The government of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Oil giant, Petrobras, saw its shares plummet on Friday after the company announced it was cancelling a 5.7 percent diesel fuel price increase. Preferred shares fell by 7.75 percent, making...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just as supplies and fuel were starting to trickle down to supermarkets and gas stations, after more than a week of protests from truck drivers in Brazil, the country...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazil tries to get back to normal after nine days of protests by truck drivers, retailers, farmers and exporters now sit down to calculate the economic damages caused...
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...
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....

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