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Colombian coffee growers in clashes with police

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thousands of coffee growers in Colombia have gone on strike demanding greater subsidies to protect them against falling international prices and a strong local currency.

President Juan Manuel Santos called for a halt to the protest, arguing it was "unnecessary and inconvenient".

There were a number of clashes with the police, and the opposition criticized the government's stance on the crisis.

Source: BBC