A trucker protest paralyzing swathes of the Brazilian economy stretched into a fourth day on Thursday as legislative efforts to cut diesel taxes stalled, raising the prospect of highway and port blockades stretching into next week.  A diesel tax cut rushed through the lower house of Congress late on Wednesday lacked the necessary fiscal offsets due to a calculating error, Carlos Marun, the government minister in charge of relations with Congress, told reporters. Senate leaders called a Thursday night meeting to discuss the matter. The trucking group leading talks with the government, ABCAM, vowed to keep up their protest until the tax cuts become law. Related Coverage Brazil Senate calls special session to discuss diesel tax cuts Petrobras pricing […]