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Argentine truckers strike to protest Swiss justice investigation of their leader

Friday, March 18th 2011 - 03:55 UTC
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Argentina’s powerful truck drivers’ union called for a strike to be held on Monday to show their support to the head of the CGT Labour confederation, Hugo Moyano and his family that are being investigated in Switzerland for alleged money laundering. Read full article


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  • Redhoyt

    “ ... He also threatened to block those media that publish news against the union or its leader ...”

    Ah, Argentina's famed freedom of speech. Still, a strike should work. I'm sure the Swiss will be impressed :-)

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 04:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    How appropriate for Argentina! Make the local citizens suffer for something that should be addressed with the Swiss. An honest government would notify Switzerland that they would cooperate fully with their investigation. Let us see how long it takes Cristina and company to issue such a statement.

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 04:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Is this man an idiot? How does striking in Argentina bother the swiss in any way at all.

    Guy clearly has a bit of power and it's gone to his head.

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 08:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @3 Zethe, nearly as smart as when they demanded that their own ship be “returned” to them!

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 09:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Denrich

    Another nail in the Argentine idiocy coffin.

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    You can tell who his mentor is cant you .

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    With any luck the whole of Argentina will go on strike to protest against this disgraceful injustice. A couple of years should do the trick.

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    The Argentina bloggers are very quiet today,
    they have packed their bags and gone away.
    even on other blogg quiet they have been.
    for its better to be heard, but never seen

    Poor Argentina she’s run out of steam
    Led by a woman who’s not had her cream
    Argies love my poems ,but condemns out of hand
    For they have no sense of humour
    Just a head full of sand..

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 02:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    I hope he goes to jail. What about Tony Blair And Thatcher's son?
    Their illegal fortunes make look Moyano money like pocket change.

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    I understand that Moyano himself is not named in the Swiss paperwork, but a company which he and his family apparently own is named in the paperwork. And it is this company that is being investigated for money laundering.

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    I also hope that, if he is found guilty, he suffers/they suffer punishment appropriate to the crime - and that there is no slippery side-door through which he/they can avoid such punishment.

    I don't know about Mark Thatcher, but I have freqently called for Blair to face a war crimes tribunal for (allegedly) lying his way to taking a country to war.

    As for Blair's fortune - this was not made through corruption whilst in office (like Lula, allegedly). It has been accumulated on the world circuit of lecturing since he left office. Like Clinton and Lula (Veja).

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    9 Marcos Alejandro,

    Agree, I don't like this guy one bit, he's trash.

    Mar 19th, 2011 - 01:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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