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

Thursday, December 27th 2012 - 06:05 UTC
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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. Read full article


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  • toxictaxitrader2

    More -Politics and the law,another ingredent to this toxic mix,say what you like about Argentina its never boring! What is it the Chinese say about living in interesting times?

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Where's the President?

    Looting on such a scale speaks of a deep malaise within a society. The 1992 LA riots, 2005 Cronulla riots and 2011 London riots were all a symptom of a social problem.

    But not of the above had widespread looting because segments of society think they 'deserve' free handouts.

    Pointing the finger won't help solve the problem, if nothing it will do the exact opposite because the real underlying cause can't be identified and eased to prevent the next incident.

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    The president has her head buried in the sand as usual. This is Disneyland...she said so.

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Medina and Berni can always get some legal advice from CFKC. :)

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    4 ElaineB (#)
    Dec 27th, 2012 - 12:13 pm

    I think they really ought to hire a lawyer:-)

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 01:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    @3 When Cristina doesn't open up that baboon's arse that she calls a mouth, it's because she doesn't want to acknowledge that she's failing. She always hides when there's a wave of crime. A girl was raped, kidnapped, and dismembered in a high profile case. Cristina hid like a coward and she'll do it every time something like this happens.

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    6 Optimus_Princeps

    I have to say that your saying “When Cristina doesn't open up that baboon's arse that she calls a mouth” has a certain mental picture that makes me smile.


    Dec 27th, 2012 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I see she is giving out free stuff this afternoon. Very Evita.

    Interesting that she did not tweet or FB after the 19th December. No Christmas Day message to her people? How careless.

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I don't think she is well. I think she is making appearances like Castor and Chavez did and the only way was to pump them full of drugs and get them in and out really fast.

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • emerald

    When do you think to use one of your other names “ reality check ” ?

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    More looting last night.

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • emerald

    This messy country deserves more more more lootings.

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    12. Funny you should mention that, a grocery store in LaPlata was looted today.
    More to follow...
    Looks like the natives are restless,,
    do you hear the drums?

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conorworld

    Why can't both sides stop bickering and work in the interests of the people and not themselves. No wonder Argentina is slowly falling apart again

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Shed-time

    Why don't they lodge a complaint against La Campora who actually instigated the rioting? or are they just scared cowards?

    We should be told.

    Dec 29th, 2012 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Moyano is a scab and a disgrace to real trade unionism

    Dec 31st, 2012 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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