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Interview: Chilean Dockworkers Organize Month-Long Strike and Face Down Police in Rooftop Standoff

By: 
Katy Fox-Hodess and Marcos Montecinos

Casual dockworkers in the Port of Valparaíso, one of the largest ports in Chile, in December ended a 36-day strike.

The majority of Chile’s fruit exports pass through this port. The strike came at the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere—the height of the season for fruit, one of the biggest export industries in the country.