Monday, March 31, 2008

Agriculture: Argentina's farmers resume blockade

Argentina's farmers have resumed their blockade of rural highways in a protest against export tax hikes on their crops. They took the action after talks with the government failed to end a 17-day-old strike.

Farmers blockaded highways across several rural provinces including Entre Rios, Cordoba, Santa Fe and Chaco. The blockades have cut off food supply in most supermarkets.