Trucker strike exposes Brazil’s logistics vulnerability

Trucker strike exposes Brazil’s logistics vulnerability

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Supermarkets with empty shelves, gas stations with no fuel, hospitals scrambling to feed patients, schools closed and an eerie silence in streets devoid of traffic. This is not Caracas, but São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and many other cities around Brazil, where striking truckers have brought the country of 200 million people to a halt. "A politically weakened government that has not been able to respond complicates the situation," said Roberto Padovani, an economist at Banco Votorantim. "The strike

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