Argentine shipping costs soar as grain heists rise

Posted: August 30, 2014 at 1:51 a.m.

The $24 that truck driver Hector Jofre usually carries to bribe gang members or shanty dwellers for access to Argentina's biggest grain port did no good one night in April.

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