31 May '18, 2am

Crippling truckers' strike fuels calls for military coup in Brazil

Crippling truckers' strike fuels calls for military coup in Brazil

Brazil's army is often called to help when things go wrong, so it was no surprise to see soldiers deploy during a crippling truckers' strike. The difference this time: loud calls for the military to take over the country altogether. Truckers launched their action 10 days ago, gumming up the food and fuel supply system across Latin America's biggest economy. Their protest began over rising fuel prices. However, public backing for the shutdown indicated much wider discontent at Brazil's floundering economy, unpopular government and rampant corruption. In response, center-right President Michel Temer ordered the army to escort non-striking trucks safely past picket lines. But far from being angry at the arrival of troops, a number of strikers greeted them with banners reading: "Intervention now!" "Intervencao ja!" as it goes in Portuguese, is shorthand for a return to the mil...

Full article: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/brazils-strike-chaos-stirs-mili...

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