Monsanto Threatens Protesters in Argentina

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Above: Photo by Sofia Gatica

Monsanto Threatens Protesters Blockading Construction of Massive Monsanto Plant

Protesters in Argentina continue to block construction of what is planned to be the biggest Monsanto plant in Latin America. Monsanto has resorted to intimidation tactics to try and remove them. They have been camped at the construction site in Malvinas, Argentina for 56 days. As of today they have established five blockades, one at each entrance to the construction site.

Monsanto construction of a plant is being blockaded in five places by Sofia Gatacia.

Monsanto construction of a plant is being blockaded in five places by Sofia Gatacia.

Monsanto recently mailed letters of intimidation to the protesters threatening them to lift the blockades or face 3 years in prison.

Monsanto letter of intimidation in Argentina Photo ECOS Córdoba

Monsanto letter of intimidation in Argentina Photo ECOS Córdoba

The blockades were recently flooded by heavy rains and protesters lost almost everything they had built including most of their tents. The community rallied to restock and rebuild the camps. Despite floods and threats of imprisonment, they are still showing no signs of going home.

Monsanto blockade flooded by rain. Photo Sofia Gatica

We continue to follow news of the Monsanto Blockade in Argentina and we will keep you posted with any new updates. Please support their facebook page Malvinas Lucha por la Vida and share their story widely!