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Uber Protests and Controversy Continue in Rio and Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Uber services in Brazil continue to draw heated conflict from taxi drivers and Uber motorists themselves. While in Rio, taxi drivers protest against Uber services, in São Paulo Uber motorists themselves protest against a reduction in tariffs by the company.

On Friday, the city of Rio de Janeiro faced a gridlock with hundreds of taxi drivers blocking the city’s main roads to protest against alternative transportation services. Trips which usually take only a few minutes took hours during the morning hours, with taxi cabs blocking major highways going . . .

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