Bolivia temporarily suspends food exports amid protests

Suspension includes beef and soybean meal
calendar icon 27 October 2022
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Bolivia's government said on Wednesday it will temporarily suspend exports of food products including soy and beef amid protests in the key farming region of Santa Cruz, reported Reuters.

The move is aimed at safeguarding food security in Bolivia, said the minister of Productive Development and Plural Economy, Nestor Huanca, adding that the export suspension will include soybean grain, soybean flour, soybean meal, sugar, oil and beef.

"This measure comes into effect from midnight on October 27, 2022 until normal supply conditions are restored to the entire Bolivian population," he told a media conference.

Leftist President Luis Arce has been facing protests across the country. Earlier on Wednesday, his government struck a deal with gold mining cooperatives to stop protests in the administrative capital La Paz.

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