Argentina's House approved the sliding-scale tax on grain exports earlier this month, and it is now in the Senate awaiting a vote. The tax, which was implemented earlier this year by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, caused a series of strikes by Argentina farmers this spring and summer, which tied up traffic and shipping. Negotiations between farm leaders and the government have broken down several times, and after many protests and requests Fernandez decided to send the tax to Congress for their approval.
The Senate, which is scheduled to vote on the tax on Wednesday, is sharply divided on the issue. Both farm leaders and government supporters held rallies in