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Argentine organized labor leader forecasts a “social explosion” next December

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 06:12 UTC
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Argentina is heading towards social outbreak due to soaring inflation, head of the anti-government CGT Azul y Blanca labor confederation Luis Barrionuevo said in statements that have already sparked controversy. Read full article

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  • chronic

    So the party is over. The song wanes. The lights come up. And you're left standing on the dance floor by yourself. Violins. Fade to black.

    The peronists were dependent upon the socialist mentality for popular support and the unions were in turn dependent upon the government patronage for power. This midway ride is over.

    Sep 12th, 2014 - 07:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Oh gosh I hope so. I would love to see the Unions turning on CFK in December.
    It's really the best time, when it hot, they'll probably have blackouts, which means no water, food will be scarce and the layoffs in the auto companies should just beginning.
    It will be a joy to watch from afar.
    Maybe it will finally bring the change they've needed for 3 generations.

    Sep 12th, 2014 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Important question. Does argieland require supplies of piano wire? Butcher hooks? 12 foot skewers?

    Sep 12th, 2014 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    If the Peronist barons join them she may have to take the helicopter. She mentioned something about it yesturday she must get intelligence reports 24/7 that they are planning some stuff.

    Sep 12th, 2014 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Capitanich is calling for him to be investigated, accusing him of planning to overthrow the government. He says they should defend democracy.

    Someone should tell these bunch of wankers, that a democracy without an opposition, is called a dictatorship!

    Sep 12th, 2014 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Relax boys, I am already stocked up on ammo for the December looters.

    The unions and the govt are both to blame. last one out turn off the lights.

    Sep 12th, 2014 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I think this guy is out of touch, the latest inflation figure from INDEC is only 1.65% for the month.

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Oh yes, it's all going swimmingly: glug, glug.

    Sep 13th, 2014 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    pass the gin old boy. I have snacks...
    ;-)
    best tuck in...

    Sep 14th, 2014 - 02:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    And yesterday Maximo crawled out of his hole to bring up the subject of re-re for the “hard working Cristina”. That should heat things up. Of course, he might have been snorting something because he had to keep blowing his nose...

    Sep 14th, 2014 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #9 he may have had his nose up some 10 year old boy's ass before the speech. Let's not assume he was coking.

    Sep 14th, 2014 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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