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violent looting
Tuesday, December 17th 2013 - 17:58 UTC

Beijing thanks Argentina for protecting Chinese-owned stores during recent riots

At least 13 people were killed during the looting including one Chinese national

China expressed appreciation on Monday for Argentina's efforts to handle recent looting and damage to supermarkets owned by overseas Chinese. Beijing last week urged Buenos Aires to protect Chinese citizen's security and interests after one Chinese was killed in recent riots and looting.

Saturday, December 14th 2013 - 06:04 UTC

Argentina: compensation to security forces that helped contain police protests and looting

In many provinces state workers are demanding similar wage hikes to those granted to the police

Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed on Friday that President Cristina Fernández will announce next week an “economic and financial recognition” to the members of national security forces following the deployment of 12,000 agents across the country to counter the impacts of the police protests and lootings that hit almost all Argentine provinces over the past days.

Friday, December 13th 2013 - 08:47 UTC

Keeping up with inflation in Argentina: after calming police, who's next in the queue

Widespread looting in most of the provinces where police protested in demand of higher salaries

Police protests and widespread looting in 19 of the 24 Argentine provinces has, in a few weeks, shattered expectations about the new cabinet of President Cristina Fernandez and a stabilization of the economy, since as can be anticipated government employees and unions will be demanding similar conditions as their blue uniformed colleagues to keep up to date with inflation, running at an annualized 26% according to the November reading.

Wednesday, December 4th 2013 - 23:04 UTC

Cordoba police wage strike over; conflict revealed ongoing clash of Governor with Buenos Aires

De la Sota announcing the salary increase; Capitanich saying public security is a matter for provinces

The governor of the Argentine province of Córdoba José Manuel De La Sota confirmed on Wednesday a wage deal was reached to end a conflict and protest staged by the police force on Tuesday which coincided with a wave of looting and left two people dead.

Wednesday, December 4th 2013 - 05:48 UTC

Looting spreads in Argentina's third largest city as police go on strike

Scenes of the looting were aired by local channels

Looting and robbing spread to several areas of the Argentine city of Cordoba on Tuesday evening and night following a walkout from the police in the midst of a conflict over pay and other benefits.

Friday, December 28th 2012 - 07:39 UTC

CFK blames looting and violence on political and union groups interested in destabilization

“There is an instructions booklet for looting, violence and destabilization which has several years’ history” said the Argentine president

Argentine President Cristina Fernández said on Thursday evening that the looting and ransacking of supermarkets that killed four people last week were provoked by “political and union sectors” to destabilize her Government.

Thursday, December 27th 2012 - 06:05 UTC

Argentine labour leader files complaint against officials for last week’s extended looting

Moyano, Abal Medina and Berni playing the ‘blame game’

The head of Argentina’s organized labour, Hugo Moyano filed a complaint before a federal criminal court against cabinet chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina and Security Secretary Sergio Berni who openly and repeatedly accused the teamsters leader of being behind the extended rioting and looting of last week when four people were killed, hundreds injured and arrested and left millions of dollars in damages.

Saturday, December 22nd 2012 - 08:15 UTC

Rioting and looting because the President is out of touch with the people, says Moyano

Abal Medina from Government House blamed dissident unions

Argentine dissident organized labour leader Hugo Moyano claimed on Friday that President Cristina Fernandez is out of touch with the people and “the lackeys she has are scared of her and can only say stupid things”. Moyano’s strong words followed accusations by the government that he was behind the extended rioting and looting that hit several Argentine cities on Thursday and Friday.

Friday, December 21st 2012 - 00:12 UTC

Buenos Aires sends Border guard to contain rioting and looting in Bariloche

Adolescents break in while the women to for food, men for alcohol and teenagers for LCDTVs

The Argentine government is deploying four hundred border guards to the Patagonian resort of Bariloche following violent looting in several local supermarkets and other businesses on Wednesday. Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina made the announcement on national television.


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