Colombian Farmers on Strike

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Farmers in Colombia have abandoned the fields and hit the streets for the second strike in less than a year. This comes at a critical time: later this month, voters head to the polls for the presidential elections.
Farmers are demonstrating over what they say is the government’s failure to fulfill promises made to the agricultural sector in 2013. CCTV’s Michelle Begue reports from Bogota.

Colombian Farmers on Strike

Colombian Farmers on Strike

Farmers in Colombia have abandoned the fields and hit the streets for the second strike in less than a year. This comes at a critical time: later this month, voters head to the polls for the presidential elections. Farmers are demonstrating over what they say is the government's failure to fulfill promises made to the agricultural sector in 2013. CCTV's Michelle Begue reports from Bogota.
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