Paraguay and Bolivia banana growers will resume shipments to Argentina after the outgoing administration of President Alberto Fernández authorized the use of foreign currency to pay for these.

In Bolivia, growers earlier blockaded a bridge at the Yacuíba border crossing. They lifted the blockade, but said they would remain vigilant. “It is clear that everything they said, that this US$3 million should come out, nothing has come out; if 5% of what they proposed had come out, about US$200,000 would have come out today,” said Miguel Zambrana, the largest exporter in Bolivia and representative of the Union of Banana Producers.