28 Feb '13, 10pm

A Primer On The Colombian Coffee Growers Strike

A Primer On The Colombian Coffee Growers Strike

Fedecafe, the federation representing Colombia’s coffee growing industry, said it supported President Juan Manuel Santos who on Saturday said a strike would be “unjustified,” claiming his government has spent most money in support of the ailing industry compared to any previous administration. “We agree with this qualification of the protests as ‘unjust’ because not only are we witnesses, we are also beneficiaries of decisive governmental aid and because at the root and direction of the convoked mobilization there is clear manipulation for political reasons,” said Fedecafe chief Luis Genaro Muñoz in a press release. Tens of thousands of coffee growers are planning to strike Monday to demand in increase in subsidies for the coffee sector.

Full article: http://sprudge.com/colombia-coffee-growers-on-strike.html

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