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Brazil Truckers Continue Protest
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Mar 2, 2015 10:45 AM CST

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- A police crackdown on protesting Brazilian truckers Sunday led to a sharp drop in the number of roadblocks along highways Sunday.

But truckers struck back Monday morning, renewing blockades across six states, indicating the movement may not be petering out.

As of 8:40 CST, some 46 highways were blocked, which is down from the figures of over 100 registered last week but up from 12 on Sunday evening.

The 13-day protest against rising diesel, high tolls and falling freight rates has hurt agribusiness, particularly the soy sector. Brazil is in the middle of its soybean ...

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