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Argentine organized labour leader challenges CFK with massive political rally

Wednesday, December 14th 2011 - 04:11 UTC
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A few hours before Truckers’ Day to be celebrated at a soccer stadium and in the midst of the dispute with the Argentine government, the leader of organized labour CGT, Hugo Moyano again challenged President Cristina Fernandez saying that inflation to discuss wages is that of the supermarkets. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard2

    Time to castrate the unions before the unions castrate the government.

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Nasser and Perón, a single heart! Peronism for all and problem solved, and those who oppose it, will get beat up and that's that.
    I love our Democracy tee hee hee

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • atk357

    Second that! Geoff

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 09:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    if you guys really follow Argentina's politics you'll notice that CGT and the president represent the sasme people, except that CGT are not castrated by a contract while the government is bound by it, in other words governments around the world are cripled without the support of the majority, if the working class refuces to work the leaders are cripled because it is taxes that keeps the engine of a country fine tunned. if you compare how fast USA handed money to busynesses during the collapse of US economy to how fast the same banks facilitated to Argentine's in 2001, you'll come out with the same conclution I got, racism is a way of life for most north Americans. I do hope this massive rally criples the forgeign companys thefting resources from Argentina.

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanStanic

    No defendas al mafioso. Demasiado quilombo ya hace. Encima el garca quiere meter a todo el mundo en camioneros. Los sindicatos tal cual funcionan hoy son un instrumento para los vagos.

    Dec 15th, 2011 - 12:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 4 come on! the government is not bound by any contract, we live here, remember? With mayority in Congress they are not bound by any contract. They've never been really. She should close the Congress like Fujimori did in Peru, because what's the point in paying those people all the money we pay for doing nothing? She could simply say what she wants. There is no point in wasting all the money we waste in those peoples.

    Dec 15th, 2011 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    This is the type of scum we need to get rid off. Plain and simple.
    Like the good ol' saying. ''Cria cuervos y te comeran los ojos.''

    Dec 15th, 2011 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #5 lamentablemente hasta que Argentina no elija al presidente bush o see muden todos para USA no veo quien mas que la CGT pueda luchar por los derechos del trabajador Argentino, esta visto que los illegales en Las islas Malvinas soportan a su govierno no importa cuanto pirata sean. nos queda mucho por aprender no te parese ??
    #6 yes they are, and they are called agreements, After briberization, Step Two of the IMF/World Bank one-size-fits-all rescue-your-economy plan is 'Capital Market Liberalization.' In theory, capital market deregulation allows investment capital to flow in and out. Unfortunately, as in Indonesia and Brazil, the money simply flowed out and out. Stiglitz calls this the “Hot Money” cycle. Cash comes in for speculation in real estate and currency, then flees at the first whiff of trouble. A nation's reserves can drain in days, hours. And when that happens, to seduce speculators into returning a nation's own capital funds, the IMF demands these nations raise interest rates to 30%, 50% and 80%.
    The World Bank and IMF had ordered Ethiopia to divert aid money to its reserve account at the US Treasury, which pays a pitiful 4% return, while the nation borrowed US dollars at 12% to feed its population. The new president begged Stiglitz to let him use the aid money to rebuild the nation. But no, the loot went straight off to the US Treasury's vault in Washington.
    By the way, don't be confused by the mix in this discussion of the IMF, World Bank and WTO. They are interchangeable masks of a single governance system. They have locked themselves together by what are unpleasantly called, “triggers.” Taking a World Bank loan for a school 'triggers' a requirement to accept every 'conditionality' - they average 111 per nation - laid down by both the World Bank and IMF. In fact, said Stiglitz the IMF requires nations to accept trade policies more punitive than the official WTO rules.

    Dec 15th, 2011 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    xbar 6 - You have the right idea!

    Dec 15th, 2011 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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