Analysis: strong dollar and economic recovery have raised fuel prices in Brazil

Over the past few months, Brazilians have been surprised with the increase in fuel prices. The combination of the high dollar and the increase in the international price of oil has weighed heavily on the consumer's pocket.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over the past few months, Brazilians have been surprised with the increase in fuel prices. The combination of the high dollar and the increase in the international price of oil has weighed heavily on the consumer's pocket.

The price of fuel is felt at the pump - or at the resale, in the case of cooking gas.

However, a large part of what the consumer pays reflects the amounts passed on by Petrobras that largely . . .

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