An elderly man dressed as a farmer takes part in a protest in Bogota

Source: Reuters - Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:52 PM
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An elderly man dressed as a farmer takes part in a protest against the government of President Juan Manuel Santos in Bogota August 29, 2013. Thousands of Colombian farmers and state workers marched through the streets of Bogota on Thursday, converging on the capital after 11 days of increasingly violent national protests against agricultural and trade policies they say have left them impoverished. Santos, who has been unable to end the so-called national strike that has united potato growers and milk producers with teachers and health workers, acknowledged agriculture is in crisis but called for peaceful dissent while talks about possible solutions are going on. The sign reads, "The biggest problem could have been solved when it was still small." REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez (COLOMBIA - Tags: POLITICS AGRICULTURE CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)