May 24, 2018 / 11:32 AM / 7 months ago

Brazil truckers maintain nationwide protest for a fourth day

SAO PAULO, May 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian truckers protesting high diesel prices since Monday said they would return to work only after measures to secure a fuel tax reduction approved in the lower house of Congress are published in the official gazette.

In a radio interview on Thursday, José da Fonseca Lopes, head of a group representing the workers known as ABCAM, said it would take a week for truckers to normalize cargo deliveries in the country when the protests come to an end. The protests crippling highways nationwide led state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA to cut diesel prices at the refineries by 10 percent on Wednesday, and the lower house to approve a fuel tax cut that now needs to be confirmed in the Senate. (Reporting by Marcelo Teixeira and Alberto Alerigi Writing by Ana Mano Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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