¬†Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro fired the chief executive of oil producer Petrobras – the second in two months – after the company refused to sell fuels at a discount to consumers warning it would lead to diesel shortages. read more Bolsonaro also called for the election of a new board, according to a statement released close to midnight local time on Monday by the state-controlled company, opening the way to a full executive management shake-up. Jos√© Mauro Ferreira Coelho is the third Petrobras CEO fired by Bolsonaro over fuel prices. The president, who is seeking re-election in October but lagging in polls, says Petrobras should use its profits to reduce fuel prices and help control inflation. read more Bolsonaro, who also fired an energy minister earlier this year, appointed Caio Mario Paes de Andrade to replace Coelho. read more The government controls Petroleo Brasileiro […]