Argentine farmers to resume strike

Argentine farmers' organizations said late Saturday they were beginning another phase of a strike that had already dealt a heavy blow to the country's economy. The work stoppage that has already lasted for nearly 100 days and caused food shortages in various Argentine cities will now continue until Wednesday, farmers leaders said. But this time, strike leaders stopped shot of calling for restoring road blockades. "We are not calling for a blockade," Eduardo Buzzi, one of the strike leaders told reporters. "We want only to control the cargo transported by trucks." At the same time, Buzzi blasted the arrest of 19 farmers and said the unions will hold a national day of action Wednesday to protest their detention. 

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