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The Customs strike in Brazil rumbles on, with a total strike at the port of Santos on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, and partial strikes at other ports and airports. Negotiations between the unions and government are set to begin again before August 1. Imports and exports over the whole country are delayed,  a source told The Loadstar.

Meanwhile, Brazil, which had been in the grip of growth, is facing an economic slowdown. The government – much to the relief of the private sector – is planning to sell off ports and airports, and boost manufacturing. This Reuters article examines the wider economy.

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