The night before leaving Rio de Janeiro my husband Mika and I learn that truckers went on a strike over gasoline prices and blocked major roads throughout Brazil . . . We won’t let them hurt her,” pointing to his machete, “And I also have something more, in case this won’t be enough,” implying a gun. . . Encosta aê, caralho!” – the man’s eyes start filling with blood, and a hand is reaching for a gun . . .