Brazil’s President Michel Temer has described allegations that he accepted bribes from a meatpacking company as a “soap opera.” He is also being investigated for obstruction of justice and belonging to a criminal organization.
After more than a week of truck driver protests, supplies are slowly getting through to Brazilian cities. But President Michel Temer's political future looks bleak. DW's Thomas Milz reports.
An ongoing strike by truckers has caused major disruptions to Brazil's commerce, leaving gas stations empty and sparking a shortage of perishable foods. President Michel Temer said the new measure would last 60 days.
Brazil's government has made a deal to suspend a national truck drivers' strike that has caused food and fuel shortages. Subsequent fuel subsidies could see the state footing a bill of up to 5 million reals this year.
Protesting truck drivers have brought much of Latin America's biggest economy to its knees in objection to rising fuel costs. The government has authorized the army to clear Brazil's major roads.
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