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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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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Strike Set to Block Major Ports in Argentina

July 15, 2016 10:54 pm

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A surprising strike is expected to shake the corn and soybean market, for the next days. The Argentine Confederation of Automotive Transportation of Cargo has promised to block major ports like Buenos Aires and Santa Fe. If it is not successful, it promises to block major...

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Argentine Workers Shut Down Airports in 2-Day Strike 

June 11, 2016 9:41 pm

Aviation workers in Argentina are escalating job action after they were excluded from negotiations for a new collective agreement.Argentina is set to see a shutdown in airplane traffic for the next two days as state workers in the national aviation union launched a 48-hour strike on Friday morning across more...

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Extreme weather: Floods and fires wreak havoc around the world

December 28, 2015 11:24 am

(CNN)The United States is far from alone in dealing with deadly, destructive weather at the moment. Heavy rains in parts of South America, blamed on El Nino, have displaced more than 150,000 people across Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Swaths of northern England have disappeared under mammoth flooding, prompting evacuations...

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Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 10 in South America

December 28, 2015 12:27 am

Asuncion (AFP) – Mudslides have killed at least four people in Brazil, one of several South American countries where torrential rains and flooding now have claimed at least 10 lives, officials said on Sunday. The epic rainfall also has driven 160,000 people from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay,...

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