Brazil says deal reached to suspend damaging trucker strike

  • Striking truckers try to stop a fellow driver to join a work stoppage to protest rising fuel costs on highway BR-040, in Duque de Caxias, Brazil, Thursday, May 24, 2018. The truckers’ strike is snarling traffic and causing fuel shortages that have forced Rio de Janeiro to reduce the number of buses, as oil prices rise and Brazil’s real falls against the dollar. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s government said late Thursday that a deal had been reached with truckers to suspend a four-day-old strike that caused fuel shortages, cut into food deliveries, backed up exports and threatened airline flights.