JBS to close eight plants in Brazil

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SÃO PAULO, Brazil – A strike by Brazilian truck driver prompted JBS SA to shut down eight processing plants due to road blocks, according to news reports. The truck drivers are protesting high fuel prices.
 
Reuters reported that the protests have spread to 10 states in Brazil. The demonstrations are in their seventh day. JBS said the road blocks are disrupting delivery of raw materials the company's plants. JBS did not comment on how long the plants would remain closed.

Reuters reported that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called an emergency meeting. Rousseff said she is open to having talks with protesters, but there are no plans to lower diesel fuel prices.
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