In rebellious but understandable fashion, Brazilian truck drivers came to a complete halt on various highways and roads last week due to the recent influx of diesel prices (50% higher than previous year). According to economists, the results of last week’s strike could take years to reverse for certain industries (such as protein foods) as over a billion chickens died as a result of this aftermath. Moreover, many local citizens in various states like Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais have been left without food, resources, and gas.
Since the strike has started Brazilian officials have intervened by sending in military officials to dilute the tension on streets and force workers back on the road.
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