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Brazil fuel protests: Temer authorises force to end trucker blockades

  • Highways around São Paulo have been blocked.
  • Brazilian President Michel Temer says he has authorised the use of force to clear fuel protests that have paralysed the country.   

São Paulo, May 25.– Truckers have blocked highways in all but two of the Brazil's 28 states.

The protests have led to shortages of fuel and basic goods across the country, and have also halted industrial production and exports.

The city of São Paulo has declared a state of emergency, allowing it to seize fuel from petrol stations.

Diesel prices in Brazil have nearly doubled since 2016.

What does President Temer say?

He said he was ready to use federal security forces ...

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