Nicaragua protesters stage national strike as clashes persist

June 15, 2018 10:00 am

A 24-hour general strike has brought much of Nicaragua to a standstill, as anti-government campaigners demand the resignation of President Daniel Ortega. Streets have been deserted and businesses closed in the capital, Managua, but violent protests have broken out in other cities. Reports say at least three people died on...

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Brazil’s Government Gives in to Truckers Demands to End Strike

June 3, 2018 2:00 am

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After eight days of chaos on Brazilian highways, closed gas stations across the country, reduced public transportation and the loss of hundreds of thousands of kilos of perishables goods, Brazil’s federal government has finally yielded to protesters demands in...

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Brazilian truckers strike enters its 7th day

May 27, 2018 8:20 pm

SAO PAULO — A strike by Brazilian truckers that has caused shortages at gas stations and supermarkets across Latin America’s biggest country entered a seventh day Sunday with no immediate solution in. . . Read More

Dock Workers in Argentina Planning a Strike on Thursday

May 24, 2018 5:55 am

Dock Workers in Argentina Planning a Strike on Thursday Grains up in the overnight session China looking at U.S. soybeans again  Trucker protests in Brazil expand   Optional origin sales of 140,000 metric tons of corn for delivery to Saudi Arabia.  Of the total 70,000 metric tons is for delivery during...

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Argentina’s Congress approves pension reform amid strike

December 19, 2017 3:20 pm

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s Congress approved a controversial pension reform bill Tuesday that has prompted violent protests and a general strike. Lawmakers passed the measure in the lower house in a 128-116 vote after debating for more than 12 hours. The legislation, which had already cleared the Senate, would...

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