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Argentine Pope “thumbs down” to the IMF agreement and austerity

Monday, October 22nd 2018 - 06:57 UTC
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Argentina's powerful teamsters union organized on Saturday a well attended march to the Cathedral of Lujan under the rallying call of ”bread, peace and work (jobs)”, which concluded with a mass, homily and strong message from Archbishop Agustin Radrlzzani, the only speaker at the event. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    Reference the Falklands - Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, said in 2012 when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires that Britain had “usurped” the disputed islands from Argentina. In 2011, he said the islands were “ours,” a view most Argentinians share.

    He also trusted that felt “used” by some of his countrymen, who have visited him on numerous occasions in the Vatican since he was elected Pope in March 2013. Among them were numerous politicians, including the current President, Mauricio Macri, and its predecessor, Cristina Kirchner. (Cadena 3 22.1.17)

    Oct 22nd, 2018 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    The Argentine government, through its friendly media outlets, has been trying to make the Lujan marche as simply a teamsters' matter, and has also sought to involve Pope Francis in the event.

    The relevant fact is, however, the Argentines have massively marched for bread, peace and jobs in the absence of any political party signs, which is in tune with a growing citizen outcry for unity against the governing alliance and its agreement with the IMF.

    No wonder this event has made the government and his henchmen extremely nervous.

    Oct 23rd, 2018 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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