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Colombia farmworker strike continues

GRIEVANCES:The farmers have been affected by rising costs and competition from US and EU imports and are demanding increased agricultural subsidies and other relief


Over the past 12 days, protesters have blocked traffic on major highways leading to Bogota, disrupting the flow of foodstuffs to the city.

Before the latest fatalities, five people had died in a variety of incidents during the road closures.

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