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Argentine union leader Moyano remembers Macri where the real opposition stands

Thursday, February 22nd 2018 - 09:41 UTC
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Argentina's teamsters powerful boss, Hugo Moyano supported by members from banks, judicial and teachers unions, plus social, picketers and left wing groupings, together with Kirchner followers marched on downtown Buenos Aires Wednesday evening for a huge rally to protest President Mauricio Macri's economic policies and attempts to reform labor legislation. Read full article

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  • Marti Llazo

    Actually the headline was supposed to read “Argentine union leader Moyano REMINDED Macri.....”

    Plop.

    The gathering was largely a display of the unwashed drunken leftist rabble for which there is no shortage here.

    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    As a demonstration of power and unity, it was weakened by the number of unions that were no-shows. Moyano's willingness to talk with Macri is a good sign. I'm sure that the 15% cap is a negotiating position so they can talk and come to an agreement were they both “win”.

    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • viejopatagon

    My hobby is to calculate the size of crowds an rallies. Moyano's show yesterday was particularly difficult because there were so many areas with trees, statues, bus stops, etc where it is difficult to properly identify density. But, just the same, I guesstimate that there were at most 50.000-60.000 people there.

    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Enrique Massot

    Marti's arrogance mirrors that of any self-respecting member of Argentina's upper class:

    “The gathering was largely a display of the unwashed drunken leftist rabble for which there is no shortage here.”

    Marti must be feeling a bit closer to oligarch heaven.

    It is people who express in such tone those to whom Argentines have given the reins of power. Individuals who have deep contempt mixed with fear for the crowds of 'descamisados' or, as some MP commentators have written, 'the crowds of unwashed.'

    However, no government can ignore forever the majority of the population. President Mauricio Macri is going to begin finding that out in the second half of his term.

    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse -3

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