"It has become increasingly violent in the month-long strike in the port of Valparaíso in Chile. The protests spread to other ports along the pacific coast on Tuesday, which puts the country's fruit exports in the beginning of the summer season."
"the port workers began a strike in the middle of november and requires bonus, more formal contracts and improved working conditions. Representatives of the workers and for the employers ' side has met several times during the 32-day long strike, but not agreed."
"– the Country does not deserve this amount of violence over a disagreement that could have been handled quickly. This can affect our economy, tourism, our international reputation. We need an agreement now, " says lokalpolitikern Jorge Martínez."
"the Local newspaper El Mercurio reports that the strike made to fruktexporten from Valparaíso declined by 95 per cent compared with the same period last year. The port handles around 55 per cent of the country's fruit exports."