Bolivia: Market for bananas, pineapples, and hearts of palm is at risk

Updated Jan 6, 2023
The president of the Cochabamba Agricultural Chamber, Rolando Morales, warned that 30,000 families in the Valley that produce bananas, pineapples and hearts of palm could lose the Argentine market due to the blockade in Santa Cruz. The 30,000 families that work in the production of bananas, pineapples, and hearts of palm are very concerned because we could lose the only market we have left, which is Argentina, because we are not serious people. The country shows insecurity, declared the business leader. The sector was affected by the 36 days of unemployment in Santa Cruz that were registered in November and now it is once again affected by this new blockade. The leader added that they stopped exporting and moving cargo from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz and vice versa. We take out, on average, 90 vans of bananas bound for Argentina via Santa Cruz. In addition, we take several tons of hearts of palm and pineapple to that market. We still move ...
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