A Report by Linda Vierecke
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.
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.
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.
The new Cabinet, comprised of 11 women and six men, is clearly pro-European and strictly opposed to Catalonian independence. Sanchez said his administration will be "progressive, modernizing and Europe-minded."
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