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Argentine Farmers Suspend Strike over Soy Tax

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Argentine Farmers Suspend Strike over Soy Tax

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Argentine Farmers Suspend Strike over Soy Tax

Argentine Farmers Suspend Strike over Soy Tax

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In Argentina, a showdown between farmers and the new president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is riveting the nation. Farmers are angry over a new tax on soy exports — so they went on strike for three weeks, paralyzing supermarkets and exports. They've suspended the strike but vow to resume it if their demands aren't met.