Brazil warns of fines for striking truckers

Brasilia | Reuters –– Brazil’s Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo said Thursday the government would impose fines of between 5,000 and 10,000 reais (C$2,167 to $4,334) per hour on striking truckers who have blocked roads in key agricultural states for nine days.

The planned fines come a day after the government attempted to negotiate an end to the strike that has slowed the delivery of food and fuel.

Truckers continued to hold up traffic in nine states on Thursday.

Reporting for Reuters by Leonardo Goy.

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