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By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) announced it is opening up a R$500 million credit line for independent truckers while the federal government declared it will invest R$2 billion for the construction, repair,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the ongoing truck drivers' protest that has paralyzed Brazil for over a week, on Monday, May 28th, Rio de Janeiro state and city officials asserted that services, including schools,...
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,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the truckers' strike currently gripping Brazil reaching its seventh day, over the weekend, Mayor of Angra dos Reis, Fernando Jordão, declared a state of emergency for the city. "I...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After officials announced a deal Thursday night with striking truck drivers, Friday remained tense as the country's roadways remained blocked and supplies ran short across the country. This led President...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Independent truck drivers started to block highways across Brazil on Monday, in a strike to demand lower diesel fuel prices and the impeachment of Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff. According to...
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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A meeting held on Wednesday afternoon, February 25th, between government officials and truck driver associations may put an end to the week-long protests, which blocked several federal highways throughout Brazil...

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