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Union leader defies Cristina Fernandez: Moyano fears nobody and only bends before God

Thursday, March 1st 2012 - 04:39 UTC
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The head of Argentina’s organized labour confederation, CGT, Hugo Moyano, asked the Government of President Cristina Fernandez to say whether they are going to accept their demands included in the collective bargaining talks or not, after warning that he “fears nobody” and that he only “bends before God.” Read full article


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  • xbarilox

    What happened to this guy? No more cookies fro Cristina? Anymore?

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 04:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    Go for it! Unions and nazi dont usually get on, so lets see him stir it up!

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 06:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    “Moyano is not afraid, he only bends before God.”, would be an acceptable statement in most countries. But surely in Argentina it should be: “ is not afraid, he only bends before Hitler, Peron or Nestor.”

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    This is a sad and possibly dangerous situation. On the one hand the continuing pressure from below of the workers is essential to make sure the only pressure on the government is not that of the elite; otherwise it would be difficult for even the best government to govern progressively. However this guy Moyano strikes me as a complete opportunist, who seems set on wrecking Cristina's progressive leadership to further his own ambitions. He has boasted about being an Argentine Lula in the past, ie going from labour leader to President, yet ironically the real Lula said he wished he was Argentine so he could vote for Cristina. I think his comments against re-election give the game away, he feels threatened by Cristina's popularity and stature which he can't match, so he's going to exploit any opening to try and bring her down, even if it helps the anti-labour forces of the right. But then he himself was in the 70s a protege of the far right peronist “warlock” Lopez Vega, and Isabel Peron who the Kirchners tried to get Spain to extradite for her human rights abuses, at a time when nestor and Cristina were part of the left youth movement that was being purged and attacked, so maybe he's just showing his true colours again

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @4 All we read was 'Blah blah blah blah Peronism blah blah blah Nazis blah blah blah corruption blah blah blah argentina going down the toilet blah blah blah Nazi-peronism”

    Can you type it again and this time make it interesting to read? thanks.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @4 I agree it is all about him and his ego. I doubt he genuinely cares about his union members, just the power he wields. Puts me in mind of the union leaders in the UK around the 70's and 80's. It did not end well for them.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @6 I think you mean the union leaders right now in the UK.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @7 They don't have the same power now; not in reality. Remember wildcat strikes and secondary picketing? That happens still in Argentina.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    You can only use a mob for as long as they think you have the power. When they realize they have the power. Watch out!
    Everything in Argentina is turning really ugly really fast.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @9 Yes, but it's a lot of fun to watch.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    “Moyano also blasted the government for retaining the unions’ health funds”.

    So the Botox Queen has pinched them as well?

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ptolemy

    Moyano is CFK's Frakenstein. She only has herself to blame.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    Sounds like “when thieves fall out”.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanStanic

    She should get nothing. Do a general strike and still nothing. Do another and nothing. Syndicalists will get tired and get him out of office. And that would be for the best.
    Or the government should build a good railroad system. The one proposed by opposition. And you kill 80% of camioneros power.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BenC30

    Hugo Moyano will find himself in trouble. Everyone must bow down before Cristina and her Reich. I wonder if she actually has a square little moustache, that grows, and she has to have it waxed regularly to stop her “true” colours showing. I bet she tries hard not to call Stanley 'Warsaw' too! If CFK had her way her critics and opponents would end up dead!

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • eagletenth47j

    Mr. Moyano, you are a LEADER of your LORD JESUS as well for the People Institution that you Represent for your Nation. Mr. Moyano is Fully PROTECTED for CHRIST JESUS and had been so far the ONLY and Unique Representative for Argentina for all The WORKERS who are the ones who also Pays the Salaries to all the Corrupted Politicians from long decades, and CFK she is not a Goddess of Argentina, and she is fully guilty
    of all the problemsn which are happening today from even the Private Sector who are Providing Jobs to Sustain the top Dictatorial Priviledges Nations Politicians from Ministerial Areas to the Lowest push papers in the most little positions of this Wonderful, absolutely Mismanaged from whom get in power, with a FALSE banner to Help the Poorest, which are getting as they walk in life getting with more hunger and destroying the Great Old Constitution which the Nation used to have. Unfortunately the
    Nation nad not been abble to find LEADER to Make Argentina a Real Country, except live in briveries and corruoted activities. GOD BLESS MR. MOYANO for HIS STANDARDS and not let HIM DOWN, JESUS will Support him for his Statement and Standing againdt CROOKS like CFK. AMÉN.

    Mar 02nd, 2012 - 03:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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