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Brazilian president sends in army as truck protest paralyzes country
The Guardian ^ | 5/25/2018 | Dom Phillips and Sam Cowie

Posted on 05/25/2018 7:33:10 PM PDT by Beave Meister

Brazil’s conservative president Michel Temer has ordered the army and federal police to clear highways blockaded by striking truck drivers after a protest over soaring fuel prices entered its fifth day.

The blockades have paralysed much of the country’s economy and prompted São Paulo, the biggest city in South America, to declare a state of emergency over fuel shortages.

“I have actioned the federal security forces to unblock highways and I am asking governors to do the same,” Temer said in a televised address on Friday. “We will not let the population do without its primary needs.”

The protests began over fuel prices but have been further stoked by widespread anger over repeated graft scandals involving prominent politicians – including Temer himself.

In São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, supermarkets and restaurants are running low on supplies. Some factories have shut down, bus services been reduced and even the Refugees World Cup, scheduled to take place in São Paulo on Saturday, has been cancelled.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


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KEYWORDS: brazil; micheltemer; protest; riodejaneiro; socialist; sopaulo; strikes
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1 posted on 05/25/2018 7:33:11 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Beave, What is the price per liter of diesel fuel in Brazil?


2 posted on 05/25/2018 7:35:14 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2018!)
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To: Beave Meister

We dodged a bullet with Clinton.


3 posted on 05/25/2018 7:42:10 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: TaMoDee

The price of 1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas in Rio de Janeiro is R$ 4.46 as of 5/25/2018 (today) So that’s about $17.00 per gallon....


4 posted on 05/25/2018 7:43:51 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Leave the gun. Take the cannoli....)
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To: Beave Meister

“$17.00 per gallon”

I guess that might make you mad if your wage is $10/day.


5 posted on 05/25/2018 7:58:26 PM PDT by nicepaco
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To: Beave Meister

Didn’t Hussein give Brazil all sorts of oil drilling equipment?


6 posted on 05/25/2018 8:08:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Beave Meister
The price of 1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas in Rio de Janeiro is R$ 4.46 as of 5/25/2018 (today) So that’s about $17.00 per gallon....

But what was the subsidized price under the Left-Wing Democrat Socialists that couldn't be sustained?

And isn't Brazil big into turning sugar into fuel? How does that enter into the equation?

7 posted on 05/25/2018 8:20:07 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: Beave Meister

R$ 4.46/L is for gasoline. 1 Real = US$ 0.274 (Just over a quarter.)
Diesel is R$3.6/liter or 3.6 X US$.274 = US$0.98/L
1 gallon = 3.79L
US$0.98 X 3.79 = $3.71/gal
I hope this correct! If not woe on me! :<)


8 posted on 05/25/2018 8:23:15 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2018!)
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To: TaMoDee

You schooled me....Actually one liter R$ 4.46/L comes out to $1.22 US dollars. So one gallon would be $4.22 US dollars.

https://www.expatistan.com/price/gas/rio-de-janeiro/USD


9 posted on 05/25/2018 8:31:34 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Leave the gun. Take the cannoli....)
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To: TaMoDee

Actually it comes out to $4.88 US dollars. I forgot how to add...


10 posted on 05/25/2018 8:35:03 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Leave the gun. Take the cannoli....)
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To: Beave Meister

This country has so much potential into becoming a global power but failed leftist policies and typical Latin American corruption keep holding it back.


11 posted on 05/25/2018 8:50:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Democracy: The cliff's edge of Marxism)
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To: Beave Meister

I saw this and thought - what the heck, Brazil is a major oil exporter, with a relatively conservative President - what is going on???

As this article suggests, and others point out in more detail* this is a classic example of how gov’t corruption can ruin an economy, and more.

* For example: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2017/11/08/russia-versus-brazil-a-tale-of-two-countries-in-crisis/#40ca61fc712d

Sobering stuff. VERY sobering stuff.

I think a strong case can be made that the penalties for Gov’t corruption need to be much more draconian, including the death penalty in particularly egregious cases. (Basically, such cases would qualify as treason.)


12 posted on 05/25/2018 9:13:49 PM PDT by Paul R.
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To: TaMoDee

https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/Brazil/diesel_prices/


13 posted on 05/25/2018 9:32:40 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: TaMoDee

Looks like about $.98 per liter, which would be $3.71 per gallon.

I found no direct source, but calculated it from price per liter.

The price was from quotes on 5-21-18. And I’m sure the price will vary depending upon local transportation costs.


14 posted on 05/25/2018 9:34:08 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Yup, Looks like my Post #8 is correct.


15 posted on 05/25/2018 9:55:55 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2018!)
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To: ameribbean expat

Yup, That’s the site I got my price from.


16 posted on 05/25/2018 9:57:54 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2018!)
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To: Beave Meister

What happened to their off-shore oil that “we” paid for them to develope?

And their massive home grown alcohol fuels that they used to undermine our market with?

They should have some of the cheapest fuel in the world.


17 posted on 05/26/2018 2:38:24 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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