Lima Farm laborers claim victory
Peruvian farmworkers celebrated this week after a law that set their pay at a low rate and exempted them from benefits given to other workers, such as bonuses and vacation time, was repealed by Congress. The 2000 law had been due to expire in 2021 but was recently extended until 2031. Fed-up farm laborers last week began protesting on the northsouth Pan-American highway

Peruvian farmworkers celebrated this week after a law that set their pay at a low rate and exempted them from benefits given to other workers, such as bonuses and vacation time, was repealed by Congress. The 2000 law had been due to expire in 2021 but was recently extended until 2031. Fed-up farm laborers last week began protesting on the northsouth Pan-American highway, and their blockades stranded hundreds of trucks and buses on the blacktop. Miners also joined the demonstrations, putting pressure on interim President Francisco Sagasti, who was appointed two weeks ago amid a political crisis after one president was impeached and protests drove another from office five days later.