Tag: Hugo Moyano

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Monday, June 6th 2016 - 14:44 UTC

Presidential arrhythmia: 'Stress' and 'ministers who make the president's blood to boil'

The head of the Presidential Medical Unit (UMP) Simón Salzberg considered “stress could have played a significant role” in president Macri’s arrhythmia (Pic TN)

Argentina's presidential medical team and the head of the powerful trade unions umbrella organization gave their opinions on what could have caused President Mauricio Macri's heart arrhythmia and heart tests that followed and forced him to rest over the weekend.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 08:40 UTC

Argentine unions claim April inflation reached 5% and 40.85% in 12 months

 Moyano said that in the first four months of the year inflation jumped above 16%

Inflation in Argentina during April reached 5.02% and 40,85% in the last twelve months according to the unions umbrella organization CGT Economic and Social observatory, which was released on Tuesday.

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 08:18 UTC

Macri claims Argentina hid unemployment with 'worthless public jobs', at Labor Day event with dissident union

Macri was joined by First Lady Juliana Awada and Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña among other officials at the food workers union, May first celebration

Argentine president Mauricio Macri attended an event at a dissident union headquarters in the City of Buenos Aires where he marked the Labour Day with unionized workers of the food sector, and blasted the previous administration for hiding unemployment with public jobs.

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 12:12 UTC

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

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 that brought together rival unions that put aside differences to protest Macri’s policies.

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 07:45 UTC

Cristina Fernandez lashes out at unions for the 24-hour strike that brought Argentina to a halt

“A hardened heart is worse than an oligarch's heart” said Cristina Fernández,  calling for solidarity from high-earning workers for those on lower incomes.

President Cristina Fernandez fiercely criticized the trade union leaders behind Tuesday's 24-hour general strike, which brought Argentina to a halt, arguing that adhesion to the measure would have been far lower if public transport had functioned as normal.

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 06:04 UTC

Argentina says it won't yield to unions; controversy over success of the national strike

Moyano said the strike was a response to a government that “denies reality” and “has lost touch with the people.”

Argentina's Labor minister Carlos Tomada said that it is not a government’s priority to discuss the modification of the income tax or re-opening wage talks, as dissident unions demanded during a general strike on Thursday which partially paralyzed Buenos Aires city since several transport unions joined the stoppage.

Friday, April 11th 2014 - 08:24 UTC

National strike paralyzes Argentina; government blasts roadblocks

Downtown Buenos Aires and some of the main avenues empty of the daily chaotic traffic

Argentine organized labor leader Hugo Moyano called on the government of president Cristina Fernandez to take note of Thursday's strong mobilization across the country after unions affiliated to the Teamsters figure and gastronomic heavyweight Luis Barrionuevo caused widespread disruption.

Thursday, April 10th 2014 - 05:56 UTC

Argentine unions anticipate massive support and turnout for Thursday's national strike

“This is not a political strike; people feel abused, we want to talk with the President”, said Moyano

Argentina will witness on Thursday a new test of political clout and influence between the administration of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez and dissident organized labor, headed by teamster Hugo Moyano who has called for a national strike, anticipating it will have “a resounding massive support and turnout from the Argentine people”.

Thursday, February 13th 2014 - 03:06 UTC

January inflation climbed 4.61% during January according to Congress index

Lawmaker Brown: 'there is no economic plan, just spasmodic impulses'

Argentina's inflation in January climbed to 4.61% and 30.78% in the last twelve months according to the average from private consultants estimates which are released every month by opposition lawmakers in what is known as the 'Congressional index'.

Tuesday, October 8th 2013 - 05:49 UTC

Boudou: “The worst negative image of the Cristina Fernandez administration”

Boudou’s image is “worse than even Hugo Moyano”

Vice-president and caretaker president Amado Boudou has “the worst negative image” of the Argentine government, according to a leading pollster in Buenos Aires. Mariel Fornoni from Management & Fit made the statement only hours before Boudou, and according to Article 88 of the Constitution, signed as acting president for thirty days during the medical absence of Cristina Fernandez.


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