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Powerful leader of organized labour breaks away from Cristina Fernandez

Saturday, December 17th 2011 - 04:51 UTC
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In a high voltage exchange with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, the head of the powerful organized labour unions CGT, Hugo Moyano said he was stepping down from all his posts in the ruling Peronist movement since it had become “an empty shell void of Peronism” but would continue fighting for the workers movement which is the essence of Peronism. Read full article


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  • Yuleno

    CFK/Moyano fallout-The Brits won't believe that in a country that is corrupt.Or will they?

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 09:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    It gives Moyano a full four years to prepare for a run at the presidential elections, during a time that the collapse of the state destroys the paradigm of Kirchnerism.

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    Hugo Moyano .. the timing /tactic genius...!!

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I just hope that Sr Moyano has not underestimated CFK's vindictiveness.

    Perhaps a set-up followed by a number of years in prison may be Sr Moyano's lot if the CFK thugs get their way.

    Good on Sr Moyano however!

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alegianna

    Nestor Kirchner played along with Moyano to his favor to control these “teamsters” so they would not picket againt the government all the time, the empty nutshell is Moyano´s head who thought he could have a political career and get rich “and fill with his people the main places in the candidates’ lists to Congress for last October’s election”. His people are illiterate and CFK slowly but surely is getting rid of him. I did not vote for CFK, but she is an intelligent woman in a very “macho” country who wants to see her fail since her husband died. Of course, everyone wants their own piece of cake, it happens everywhere but Moyano President?? Never in a million years! He complains about not knowing the candidates who were named, well that´s because he´s not into politics, he aimed too high and he is not prepared. And as for Peronism, they fight between themselves, there are about a dozen different branches and have caused the ruin of the country ...and pay for their votes, with money or food. Moyano was paid to vote for this government and he took it, in exchange for being the lead of the pack, so now he´s weakened and has no argument except talking bad about those who gave him a push, if he wasn´t able to keep his position it´s because it was too big for him to start with.

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 04:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #5 Alegianna
    A very inciteful post. Thank you for that.

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wesley mouch

    Peron was the best President - you have got to be kidding. Argentina was handed a resource rich country and an educated immigrant base. It has proceeded to run that into the ground and create poverty out of prosperity. Socialism has a habit of destroying the economy and Peron was (and CFK is) a socialist. Socialism is merely the “class envy” messgae used to seize power because envy is the basest and most universal of the human emotions. Socialism has the habit of creating the most income inequality. Just look at Cuba, the communist party members are much richer compared to the populace, Much more income inequality now than when Batista was in power

    Dec 18th, 2011 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    #7 While your post starts off sounding like a viewpoint that is worth reading,why did it finish off the way it did.Even the most vicious anti socialist would not suggest that Bastista was good for Cuba.
    What is suprising that CFK is falling out with Moyano,there doesn't seem to be anyone congratulating her for her bold move to dump an ally.He is a line to controlling organised labor,so she is confident that her policies will meet with approval by the working class.
    This is when you will see envious people.the so-called middle class not liking the worker getting as much as them.These are the people who might shift their loyalties.As usual

    Dec 18th, 2011 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alegianna

    @6 ChrisR: Your welcome! @7 wesley mouch: You have got to be kidding! Peron the best President? HE was handed a resource rich country and HE made sure to empty it out, let us not kid ourselves! Peron created poverty out of prosperity. To top it off he married one prostitute after another who both thought they were ladies who could run a country! What I don´t understand is how you can say on the one side Peron was the best, Socialism destroys, and Peron was Socialist. I don´t understand your post....Also, Cuba and Argentina have nothing in common, maybe just the language, different accents though.
    @ Yuleno: No one will congratulate CFK true, but just the fact that no one pickets is positive, in Argentina any reason is good for a picket.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 03:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    #9 Is it an error to break from the organised labour movement?It doesn't comply with the real Peronist method.Is she going to rely on the middle class* to maintain her support.I think there might be a more pliable leader in the wings to replace Moyano.A peaceful regime change :-)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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