Brazil's food price spike to be temporary-Mantega

miércoles 2 de abril de 2014 08:29 GYT

BRASILIA, April 2 (Reuters) - A pick up in food prices in Brazil caused by a prolonged drought should be temporary, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Wednesday.

The surge in food prices has prompted the central bank to warn it may keep raising rates to ease inflation risks.

(Reporting by Walter Brandimarte and Alonso Soto; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)