SAO PAULO – The Brazilian truck industry soon will be transformed not by designers and engineers but by leftist politicians looking to generate jobs for 250,000 farm families here. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s government, through the Ministry of Agrarian Development, has created a plan to produce and process castor beans and palm oil to create a biofuel that can be mixed with diesel oil. Currently Brazil imports 1.7 billion gallons (6.4 billion L) of diesel annually, representing 17% of ...

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