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No Trucks = No Food

Touch the Soil News #1025 (Feature photo – Brazil Truckers Block Streets in Strike – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) While we are all familiar with the slogan – no farms no food – truckers have the same impact. The New York Times recently reported that rising fuel prices in Brazil (driven by a weak currency that makes importing fuel more expensive) have sparked a nationwide trucker strike as hundreds of trucker roadblocks have brought transportation to a crawl. As we have written in previous news pieces, most Brazilians loathe the ruling class which has demonstrated a propensity for corruption. Brazil, a large nation of around 210 million people, is being…

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