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Brazil: Truck drivers' strike leads to fuel shortages in Sao Paulo01:22

Brazil: Truck drivers' strike leads to fuel shortages in Sao Paulo

Brazil, Sao Paulo
May 24, 2018 at 22:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

Truck drivers across Brazil continued their strike over rising diesel prices for the fourth day on Thursday, which led to fuel shortages, queues and blocked roads, footage filmed in Sao Paulo shows.

Cars can be seen queuing up for petrol at gas stations. One driver, Renato Salgado, explained the problems he encountered refuelling his car.

"It's very difficult, I went to six different gas stations and they were all without gas and now I'm in the line and hope whenever it's my turn there will be some, because it could run out before it's my time," Salgado said.

Another driver, Volvique Soares, was sympathetic to the truckers' situation, stating: "I feel the strike is fair, they pay lots of taxes and I feel solidarity with them, their situation is not easy, we, the workers, know how the tax problem in Brazil is, and it's all very complicated right now."

Los conductores de camiones en todo Brasil continúan en su cuarto día de huelga por el aumento de los precios del diesel, lo que provocó escasez de combustible, enormes filas y el bloqueo de las carreteras.

Las imágenes muestran las filas para comprar gasolina en las estaciones de servicio. Un conductor, Renato Salgado, explicó los problemas que tuvo para reabastecer su auto.

“Está situación es muy difícil, ya fui a seis estaciones de servicio diferentes y ninguna tenía gasolina, ahora estoy formado y espero que cuando sea mi turno todavía quede un poco, porque podría agotarse antes de que me sea mi momento", dijo Salgado.

Otro conductor, Volvique Soares, comentó, "En cuanto a los camioneros, creo que la huelga es justa, pagan muchos impuestos y me solidarizo con ellos, su situación no es fácil, nosotros, los trabajadores, sabemos cómo es el problema fiscal en Brasil, y la verdad es todo muy complicado en este momento".

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Truck drivers across Brazil continued their strike over rising diesel prices for the fourth day on Thursday, which led to fuel shortages, queues and blocked roads, footage filmed in Sao Paulo shows.

Cars can be seen queuing up for petrol at gas stations. One driver, Renato Salgado, explained the problems he encountered refuelling his car.

"It's very difficult, I went to six different gas stations and they were all without gas and now I'm in the line and hope whenever it's my turn there will be some, because it could run out before it's my time," Salgado said.

Another driver, Volvique Soares, was sympathetic to the truckers' situation, stating: "I feel the strike is fair, they pay lots of taxes and I feel solidarity with them, their situation is not easy, we, the workers, know how the tax problem in Brazil is, and it's all very complicated right now."

Los conductores de camiones en todo Brasil continúan en su cuarto día de huelga por el aumento de los precios del diesel, lo que provocó escasez de combustible, enormes filas y el bloqueo de las carreteras.

Las imágenes muestran las filas para comprar gasolina en las estaciones de servicio. Un conductor, Renato Salgado, explicó los problemas que tuvo para reabastecer su auto.

“Está situación es muy difícil, ya fui a seis estaciones de servicio diferentes y ninguna tenía gasolina, ahora estoy formado y espero que cuando sea mi turno todavía quede un poco, porque podría agotarse antes de que me sea mi momento", dijo Salgado.

Otro conductor, Volvique Soares, comentó, "En cuanto a los camioneros, creo que la huelga es justa, pagan muchos impuestos y me solidarizo con ellos, su situación no es fácil, nosotros, los trabajadores, sabemos cómo es el problema fiscal en Brasil, y la verdad es todo muy complicado en este momento".

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