Bolivia prohibits exports of 6 basic foods

The Bolivian government has temporarily banned the export of six basic food products, including soybeans, sugar and beef, due to a strike in the agricultural region of Santa Cruz. The export suspension came into force on Thursday at 00:00 due to “a risk of shortages” after five days of strike, the government announced.

The Santa Cruz region, considered “the economic engine of the country”, maintains an indefinite strike to demand that the government agree to carry out the population census in 2023.

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