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Farmers launch nationwide strike in Colombia

Monday, April 28, 2014

Small farmers have launched a nationwide strike in Colombia less than a month before the presidential election.

They accuse the government of failing to adhere to agreements reached after a violent work stoppage last year.

The strike will continue indefinitely until the government of President Juan Manuel Santos helps resolve problems that include the farmers' debts of more than $1 billion, said Cesar Pachon, spokesman for the farmers of the central region of Boyaca.

Source: AP