Port strike turns violent in Chile, complicates fruit exports

Riot police of the Chilean Navy stand guard at the entrance of the Valparaiso port during a protest by dockworkers against port operator TPS (South Pacific Terminal), to demand temporary workers be included in collective bargaining, in Valparaiso, Chile December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A month-long worker’s strike and protests in Chile’s flagship port of Valparaiso turned increasingly violent and spread to other ports along the nation’s Pacific coast early on Tuesday, complicating fruit exports at the start of summer. Workers in Valparaiso, a key port for fruit shipments, first walked off the job in mid-November, […]

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