Farmers reach agreement with Colombia to end protest

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s farm leaders agreed on Saturday to end a three-week protest that had turned violent, caused food shortages and put pressure on President Juan Manuel Santos just a few months before he must decide whether to seek a second term in office.

Thousands of farmers have been manning roadblocks on major highways, preventing supplies from reaching cities, and clashing with police in a national show of anger.

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