Brazil wants to buy Russian diesel after Bolsonaro talks with Putin

Since Brazil is continental in size and has a transportation matrix mainly based on roads, the logistical dependence on diesel is significant. The risk of a shortage exists, but not on a national scale. Almost 65% of cargo transportation in Brazil is done by road.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  President Jair Bolsonaro told his supporters Monday (27) that he had spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin about trade exchanges between the two countries and the possibility of buying diesel from Russia.

"We have food security and energy security there. So there is a possibility that we will buy diesel from there. It will certainly have a lower price," the president said.

During a ceremony at the Planalto Palace, Bolsonaro mentioned the Putin connection and said Brazil would address food and energy insecurity. However, the president said only that he had discussed the fertilizer trade with . . .

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