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Brazil Highways Clear Wednesday
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed Mar 4, 2015 10:50 AM CST

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- For the first time in two weeks, Brazil's highways were free of blockades, allowing the free flow of soybeans to ports, crushers and meat plants and diesel to harvesting soy farmers.

But the protests aren't over, merely suspended until next week to give President Dilma Rousseff time to respond to demands for lower diesel prices and higher base freight rates, according to trucker leaders in the south of the country.

Still, the suspension came just in time for soybean exporters as supplies of beans were running perilously low at Paranagua and Rio Grande ports.

Meanwhile, ...

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