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26 February 2013
COLOMBIA : 27 Feb UPDATE: 21 Injured After Striking Coffee Growers Protest; Some Clash With Police; Santos' Popularity Sinks.
Thousands of striking coffee growers marched in Bogota, Medellin and other cities...demanding larger subsidies...to soften the effect of falling world prices...and a stronger currency.
Some blocked roads and clashed with some 15,000 police.
At least 21 were reported injured but none seriously.
Colombia is the globe's #4 coffee producer...but last year's crop was the smallest in decades.
President Santos calls the strike 'unnecessary and inconvenient.'
Santos' popularity has plummeted...to 50%...from 56% in December...according to Gallup.
It is his lowest approval mark since taking office.
Citizens are increasingly concerned about inflation, corruption and growing insecurity.