Protesting Truckers Block Argentine Highways, Threaten Domestic Supplies and Exports

The entry of grains cargo trucks at port facilities in Argentina's main export hub of Rosario on the Parana River fell dramatically, according to data from the Rosario grains exchange.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the fourth day running independent truck drivers are blocking roads in Argentina as part of a protest over what they describe  as exorbitant fuel prices, taxes, and highway tolls. According to Argentina Cereals Chamber and Commodities Stock Exchange (CIARA-CEC) he lockdown threatens the export of grains and oilseeds.

The truckers grouped in the informal TUDA association (Transportistas Unidos de Argentina), began blocking highways over the weekend, making it hard for grains to reach port terminals. The protest adds uncertainty to a sector that was racked by several Argentine port workers' strikes last month.

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