Protests over high diesel prices continue in Brazil despite a deal reached with haulage companies to suspend strike action. One of the major trucking groups behind the protests was not a signatory to the deal, which called for protests to be suspended for 15 days to allow for negotiations, Reuters news agency reported.
On Friday there were still blockades in all but two of the country's 26 states, federal highway police said, with 74 alone in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, a major route for trade with Argentina.
Routes between cities such as Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte were also still blocked and there was very little activity at Santos, Latin America's biggest port, according to port operator Codesp.
The state-owned oil company, Petrobras, adopted a pro-market policy of tracking international oil prices after President Michel Temer took office following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in 2016.
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