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Colombia’s general strike is getting the best of President Juan Manuel Santos

President Juan Manuel Santos has some problems. Several workers’ unions in Colombia have called on a national strike, which began on Monday — truckers, miners and coffee workers were the initial instigators of the unrest, and they were later joined by cacao workers, teachers and health care workers.

The Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT), the biggest union in Colombia, released a statement saying the strike is a condemnation “of the situation in which the Santos administration has put the country, as a consequence of its terrible, anti-union and dissatisfactory policies.”

Each group is fighting its own battle, but all of their demands are interconnected: Truckers are protesting low wages and the high prices of gas; coffee workers are demanding relief for their bankrupt industry; and miners are fighting against government interventions.

More Follow External Link to Patricia Rey Mallén, International Business Times