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19 Oct 2018 | 03:41 AM UTC

Ecuador: Farmers threaten nationwide strike October 22

Farmer (campesino) organization threatens to hold nationwide strike on October 22; associated demonstrations possible



The National Agricultural and Livestock Integration Front (FINA) organization has threatened to hold a nationwide strike on Monday, October 22. According to FINA, farmers (campesinos) will hold associated protests during the strike to protest alleged government neglect of the agricultural industry. Specific details regarding potential protests have not been released as of Thursday, October 18. It is unclear whether the strike will have any wider effects.


The farmers are accusing the government of failing to address their concerns regarding land rights, water contamination from mining, and product prices.


Individuals in Ecuador are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions near demonstration sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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