Peru Repeals Farm Law After Days of Road Blockades

Peru's Congress on Friday, December 4th, repealed a farming law that had triggered days of roadblocks and other protests by striking workers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Peru's Congress on Friday, December 4th, repealed a farming law that had triggered days of roadblocks and other protests by striking workers.

The protesters erupted with joy and immediately began lifting the blockades that had choked many stretches of the north-south Pan-American Highway.

"We did it!" protesters chanted at one blockade site in Ica, around 155 miles (250 kilometers) south of Lima. There, an estimated 2 . . .

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