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14 Dec 2019 | 11:58 AM UTC

Brazil: Truck drivers announce nationwide strike December 16

Truck drivers to hold nationwide strike as of December 16; related protests and roadblocks likely



Truck drivers in Brazil have announced that they will begin a nationwide strike starting Monday, December 16, to demand that the federal government fulfill its promises to employees in the sector. Some media sources estimate that over 4 million drivers will participate in the strike. Related strikes and roadblocks are possible in urban centers and major roadways over the coming several days and weeks.

Transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of any protests.


Individuals in Brazil are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.