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Sheep roam on a ranch near the town of Valdes, southwest of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011452" title="Buenos Aires (Argentina)" href="/topic/international/argentina/buenos-aires-%28argentina%29-PLGEO100100602011452.topic">Buenos Aires</a>. The possibility of an increase in the land tax imposed on farmers of the Buenos Aires and Entre Rios provinces, two of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000130" title="Argentina" href="/topic/international/argentina-PLGEO00000130.topic">Argentina's</a> main agricultural regions, may increase the tension between the country's main farmers organizations and the government of President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007513" title="Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner" href="/topic/politics/government/heads-of-state/cristina-fernandez-de-kirchner-PEPLT007513.topic">Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner</a>. The president of the Rural Society of Argentina, Hugo Biolcati, said that if the tax hike is approved, strikes could increase to reach crisis level.

( Reuters photo / May 29, 2012 )

Sheep roam on a ranch near the town of Valdes, southwest of Buenos Aires. The possibility of an increase in the land tax imposed on farmers of the Buenos Aires and Entre Rios provinces, two of Argentina's main agricultural regions, may increase the tension between the country's main farmers organizations and the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. The president of the Rural Society of Argentina, Hugo Biolcati, said that if the tax hike is approved, strikes could increase to reach crisis level.

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