South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Thu Feb 26, 2015 05:21 PM CST

Brazilian truckers continued protests Thursday, further delaying deliveries of soybeans to ports, crushers and the pork and poultry industries.

As of mid-afternoon, blockades were detaining trucks at 97 points along highways in seven states with the most intense activity in the south of Brazil, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, according to the Federal Highway Police.

The protest extended into its ninth day, in spite of an agreement reached late Wednesday between the federal government and trucker representatives to end the strike.

The problem is that the leaders of the protest against fuel costs and falling freight rates are ...

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