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Despite the truck drivers' strike, Foz do Iguaçu does not suffer as much from the truck stoppage

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The truck drivers strike comes on its eighth day in Brazil, where there are many cities affected and suffering with the stop, even with the pronouncement of President Michel Temer, the truckers refused to leave their strike.

But in the region of the three frontiers, the truckers' strike did not affect the flow of the city very much, although the buses have reduced schedules, Argentina and Paraguay continue to supply Brazilian cars without problems.

In addition to the aforementioned, the Foz do Iguaçu International Airport has not had its flights suspended, it continues to receive landings and takeoff without major problems, other airports with its own pipeline, must continue to operate normally.

The Tarobá Hotel and the Combo Iguassu continue with the normal activities, attending all the clients that are in Foz do Iguaçu and those who are coming to the city, then they can continue coming to Foz do Iguaçu without fear, that everything is working here.

Learn more about the Truckers' Strike

Source: El País Brazil

Source: El País Brazil

The strike began on 18 / 05 / 2018 when truckers announced that they would start the strike on 21 / 05 indefinitely if the government did not reduce the tax burden on diesel (PIS / Confins) to zero. Negotiations had been taking place since October of 2017 and then, without replies, until 14 in May, the mobilizations began.

Fuel prices have reached very high levels, so the autonomous truck drivers have decided to stop the work so that the government can review the taxes that are placed on fuel values, which began to rise in July of 2017, when a new policy was introduced, it triggers the values ​​in the national refineries, when the international value of oil increases.

On March 20 the federal court has banned the total blockade of the federal roads by truckers, counting on a fine of R $ 100 thousand per hour, for those who close the roads. On the same day the first meeting on the value of diesel happened.

Already on Tuesday, 22 May, protests reached twenty-four states, some car manufacturers had trouble dealing with the productions due to the demonstrations. And some airports have started running out of fuel.

Source: Veja Magazine

Source: Veja Magazine

In Recife and other cities from Wednesday (23), in some gas stations began selling the liter of gasoline for R $ 8,99.

On Thursday (24), the fourth day of the shutdown, President Michel Temer met with ministers, the secretary of the Federal Revenue Service and the president of Petrobras, and later a meeting took place between ministers and truck drivers' representatives.

Eliseu Padilha, Cabinet Minister, announced that they had reached an agreement and that the truckers' strike would be suspended for 15 days. However, two autonomous entities, the National Union of Truck Drivers and the Brazilian Association of Truck Drivers (Abcam), did not agree to the agreement.

Source: Exame Magazine

Source: Exame Magazine

After a few days of negotiations yesterday (27), Michel Temer announced the temporary reduction of R $ 0,46 in the liter of diesel, and the exemption from toll payment for suspension axles of empty trucks.

The representatives of the truck drivers approved the measures, but they need time for the drivers to mobilize to leave the roads. And to offset the diesel subsidy, the government may raise other taxes.

Where to stay when you come to Foz do Iguaçu

Do not forget to think about the future and look for hotels in Foz do Iguaçu, especially if it's the Tarobá Hotel, which is located in the center of the city!

Close to the Hotel Tarobá you will find the market, restaurants, shops, tourist attractions, the Urban Transportation Terminal (TTU) is two blocks from the hotel, all of this facilitates and much, the movement around the city.

Not to mention that the Combo Iguassu contains transportation packages for the whole city and for Argentina and Paraguay as well! Be sure to check it out.

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