RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Peruvian lawmakers approved a law on Tuesday, December 29th, to reform the country’s agricultural sector after protests by farm workers that saw the country’s highways blocked for days at a time.
Lawmakers voted by 58 in favor to 32 against, with 29 abstentions, replacing a decades-old law that was widely seen as having helped spur development of the sector but was blamed by workers for keeping salaries as low as as 39 soles (US$11) daily.
The law’s passage through Congress was delayed shortly before Christmas after lawmakers failed to reach a . . .