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Argentine Farmers Launch Five-Day Strike to Protest Taxes, Other Curbs

BUENOS AIRES–Argentine farmers will go on strike for five days starting Saturday to protest grain-export taxes, export restrictions and other government policies they say are strangling the sector.

“We don’t want confrontation, but we don’t have any choice…in the face of so much incomprehensible damage, which sometimes seems like vengeance,” said the president of rural confederation, Ruben Ferrero.

Farmers will stop selling grain and live cattle during the protest. While this strike will be relatively short, the farmers plan to step up the pressure.

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