Brazil Truck Strike, Now In 2nd Day, Concentrated In South

Independent truckers in Brazil protesting against the federal government entered the second day of their strike on Tuesday, but roadblocks have eased and are mostly concentrated in the south. There were protests in seven states, federal highway police said in a bulletin, down from 11 on Monday. Truckers were blocking passage of other trucks but allowing cars and ambulances to pass in around 20 places, mostly in Parana and Minas Gerais states. No roads were totally blocked. Brazil’s main trucking unions are not participating. 

There are additional media reports that stevedores from the port of Santos will join the strike. More delays at the port and in the city are expected.