Argentine Cattle Farmers End Strike Over Exports Ban


By AFP News

via International Business Times - 06/03/21


Argentine cattle farmers on Thursday ended a two-week halt on domestic beef sales called to protest a government-imposed pause in exports designed to moderate skyrocketing meat prices.


The country is the fourth-largest beef exporter in the world, and one of its biggest consumers per capita, and revenues from the sector are vital to the country's economy.


Mid-May, President Alberto Fernandez's government announced a one-month suspension on foreign meat sales to "get the sector in order, restrict speculative practices and avoid tax evasion in foreign trade."


Poverty affects 42 percent of Argentines, and Fernandez is trying to reduce the cost of living by implementing price controls...