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General Strike Is Getting The Best Of President Juan Manuel Santos 


President Juan Manuel Santos has some problems. Several workers’ unions in Colombia have called on a national strike, which began on Monday -- truckers, miners and coffee workers were the initial instigators of the unrest, and they were later joined by cacao workers, teachers and health care workers.

The Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT), the biggest union in Colombia, released a statement saying the strike is a condemnation "of the situation in which the Santos administration has put the country, as a consequence of its terrible, anti-union and dissatisfactory policies.”...