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Peruvian union leaders called the nation’s 180,000 teachers out on strike for higher pay. The state news agency reported “light absenteeism” in Lima schools, but the Education Ministry said a sampling of secondary schools indicated that 70% of the teachers had walked out. Teachers want their salaries doubled, to $300 a month. President Alan Garcia, faced with growing labor unrest after taking stern measures to combat inflation, has promised teachers and other government employees a raise in June.


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