Climate, government controls hit Bolivia’s farmers

Associated Press: Bolivia's farmers were hit from all sides last year - drought, floods and wildfires - forcing the poor Andean nation to import staple foods on an unprecedented scale. a woman buys cooking oil at a street market in Achacachi, Bolivia. Corn and sugar farmers worried as their crops withered last year during a drought that was the worst in 20 years. But the drought was only the start of their problems: Farmers said they were hurt just as much by price controls that eliminated profits and by other......

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