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Wednesday, May 23

One World / IPS Striking Farmers Demand Emergency Measures: "Reynaldo Trinidad, editor of 'Agro Noticias' magazine, accuses the government official of 'favouring importers with a policy that is detrimental to the producers of rice, sugar, maize, dairy products and meats.' Trinidad also points out that Amat y León did not enact the agreement reached in January between Paniagua and farmers, which establishes that Peru's armed forces, prisons and public hospitals would be supplied exclusively with domestically produced foods." Worth keeping an eye on this unrest because agriculture has been a weak link in government policy since the 1970s.

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