Santiago Ruiz, president of the National Federation of Agriculture and Livestock of Honduras, said the farmers used their trucks and machines to block the office. El Salvador forbids the imports of Honduran milk products, vegetables and shrimps.
Tuesday was the sixth day since the farmers have blocked the customs office, causing millions of dollars in losses.
The Honduran milk industry, alone, wastes at least 130,000 liters of milk a day, worth about 800,000 U.S. dollars, Ruiz said. Ruiz told local media that Honduras had proposed a dialogue with El Salvador, which has wanted neither to “talk with us” nor to “solve the problem.”