Argentine truckers bock highways

Argentine food outlets and gas stations are preparing for shortages as truckers, blocking highways to protest business lost to a farm strike, shut down the nation’s road transport system. Traffic is halted on routes through the agricultural provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Cordoba and Entre Rios to press demands the government settle a three-month conflict with farmers that has cut shipping and reduced their income. Growers seeking to roll back new export taxes refuse to sell soybeans and corn harvests. (Bloomberg, June 12)

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