Colombia farmers to strike ahead of elections

Ahead of president poll, farmers accuse government of breaking promises made to them after violent strikes last year.

    A year after violent strikes, Colombia's farmers are preparing to take action again because of the government's perceived failure to keep promises it made to them.

    Farmers complain that a lack of subsidies, high production costs and the country's free trade agreements have damaged the agricultural industry.

    With presidential elections just weeks away, the government fears the strikes could seriously impact the outcome of the vote.

    Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Guasca.

     


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.