International Trade Union Confederation May Day Statement - 2016

 ”When political and corporate leaders conspire to hide the vast wealth of the 1%, avoiding the taxes that are the bedrock of social protection, then all are vulnerable. ”When political and corporate leaders conspire to hide the vast wealth of the 1%, avoiding the taxes that are the bedrock of social protection, then all are vulnerable.

”Today is a day to celebrate the achievements that through generations union men and women have won: peace, democracy, rights and decent work for millions of people.

Argentine unions take to the streets to protest job cuts and inflation

”This is a historic gathering ... We understand that the interests of the workers come before the interests of the union leaders,” said Hugo Moyano”This is a historic gathering ... We understand that the interests of the workers come before the interests of the union leaders,” said Hugo Moyano

Argentina’s strongest unions brought thousands of people into the streets Friday to protest high inflation and job cuts in the biggest demonstrations against President Mauricio Macri since he took office in December. Demonstrators waving blue and white Argentine flags flooded the main avenues of Buenos Aires, blocking traffic in a protest ...

Mercosur unmoved by Rousseff''s invocation of the “democratic clause”

Argentina said it is most respectful of the Brazilian constitutional processArgentina said it is most respectful of the Brazilian constitutional process

“We respect the Brazilian constitutional process” and thus Argentina does not have plans to follow on president Dilma Rousseff announcement that she will appeal to Mercosur to implement the “democratic clause” if the impeachment process to remove the head of state from office advances in the country's Senate.

Lula's party would call for fresh elections if Dilma is removed from office

Rousseff admits that a period of 180 days out of office with PMDB Temer as acting president would create the “worst possible” conditions for her to returnRousseff admits that a period of 180 days out of office with PMDB Temer as acting president would create the “worst possible” conditions for her to return

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff concedes that even if the full Senate finally votes against her impeachment, she may be obliged to support the call for new presidential elections this year, according to Folha, one of Sao Paulo's most influential dailies.

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