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Argentina floods swamp soy crop Map of Villa Paranacito Argentina
Sugar shortage cuts Coca-Cola production in Venezuela

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  A sugar shortage has forced Coca-Cola to stop producing soft drinks in Venezuela amid an escalating food and energy shortage
  Water levels in the flood-hit Argentine town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat

  4 million metric tons have been ruined. The losses are estimated at up to $1.3 billion

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Oct.18 Fire burns tonnes of sugar in Brazil
Map of Santos Brazil  A fire in Brazil's largest port has burnt some 180,000 tonnes of raw sugar, damaging 6 warehouses and pushing prices to a one-year high

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Feb.18 Beef prices could plummet after boycott
  Argentina: Three days after a consumers' group called for a meat boycott, the head of Argentina's beef industry said prices will fall by week's end

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May.15 Venezuela seizes U.S.-owned food plant  Venezuela temporarily seized a pasta-making plant belonging to food giant Cargill, citing a production quota dispute Mar.4   Chavez orders nationalization of Cargill  Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez had ordered the nationalization of at least some of the operations of the U.S.-based food giant Cargill Mar.3 Government, farmers reach accords  Argentina: After months of confrontations, the government and its farmers appeared to have made progress toward resolving their differences Feb.28   Chavez sends army to rice plants  Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez accused some firms of overcharging by refusing to produce rice at prices set by the government Jan.29 Farmers face ruin as drought kills cattle  Argentina: The worst drought in half a century has turned once-fertile soil to dust and pushed the country into a state of emergency

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Oct.10 Venezuela shuts down McDonald's  The government has shut all branches of restaurant chain for 48 hours, citing tax irregularitie Jul.18 President drops farm tax after protests
  Argentina: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is dropping an agricultural export tax that has provoked months of protests from farmers
Jun.17 Fernandez defends grain export tax  Argentina: President Cristina Fernandez defended an increase in export taxes on grains that has riled many farmers Jun.15 Farmers renew protests
  Argentina: Thousands of farmers protesting grain export tax increases returned to road blockades nationwide, angry over a police crackdown
Jun.4 Traffic snarls latest bump in farm crisis Map of Cordoba Argentina  Argentina: Disagreements between the government and farmers over export taxes flared up as drivers used their trucks to snarl traffic May.29 Latin Americans to discuss cost of food Map of Caracas Venezuela  Venezuela: Envoys from 26 countries meet in Caracas to discuss the rising cost of food and draw up a united policy for the region May.28 Farmers resume strike against export tax  Argentina: The farm groups went on strike for the third time in nearly three months to protest high export taxes, 44 percents May.7 Farmers resume strike  Argentina: Farmers decided to resume a strike that cut exports, blocked roads and emptied store shelves last month. The farmers would go on strike for 8... Apr.23   LatAm leaders in food price pact  Venezuela: The presidents of Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela and Cuba's vice-president have agreed on a $100m scheme to combat the impact of food pric... Apr.21   Leaders warn on biofuels and food  UN: Bolivian President Morales and President Garcia of Peru have issued warnings about the effects of biofuel production on food supplies Mar.28 Farmers move to end strike  Argentina: Argentine farmers lifted roadblocks, easing a 15-day strike that has caused traffic jams and depleted grocery shelves across the country Mar.25 Farmers strike leaves shelves bare  Argentina: A strike by farmers, who are protesting an increase in export taxes for their products, continued for a 13th day with no solution in sight Jan.20   Chavez to farmers: Sell within Venezuela  Chavez threatened to take over farms or milk plants if owners refuse to sell for domestic consumption and instead seek higher profits abroad

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2016-05-23 Sugar shortage cuts Coca-Cola production in Venezuela Venezuela
2. 2016-04-29 Argentina floods swamp soy crop Villa Paranacito, Argentina
3. 2016-04-21 Argentina floods cause soy crop losses, force evacuations Argentina
4. 2013-10-18 Fire burns tonnes of sugar in Brazil Santos, Brazil
F. 2010-02-18 Beef prices could plummet after boycott Argentina
G. 2009-05-15 Venezuela seizes U.S.-owned food plant Venezuela
H. 2009-03-04 Chavez orders nationalization of Cargill Venezuela
I. 2009-03-03 Government, farmers reach accords Argentina
J. 2009-02-28 Chavez sends army to rice plants Venezuela

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