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Two strikes and the battle for control of Brazil's oil profits.

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This constant media onslaught that erroneously and slanderously tried to connect Dilma Rousseff and Lula to Petrobras corruption confused a lot of people into thinking maybe it's time to break up the company. But breaking up the economy has had a negative effect on the economy, and I think the trucker's strike was a wake up call to people in Brazil that something is very wrong with the way national resources are being handled in this country.

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the strike wave sweeping Brazil's trucking and petroleum industries - in reaction to the coup government's dismantling of the semi-state owned oil company Petrobras and the rising price of oil and gas now untethered from social good and solely tied to international markets. 

Brian translated the recent articles Truckers’ strike: not perfect but demands are legitimate and Trucker Strike: Petrobras’ Dismantlement Leads Brazil to Chaos for Brasilwire.

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Brian Mier is an editor at Brasil Wire and a freelance writer and producer.

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