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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:34 PM

Deadly wave of looting hits Argentina

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/12/20121222185313275543.html

At least two killed as looters raid supermarkets in unrest stemming from wave of anger over president's administration.
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Looters have broken into supermarkets in several Argentine cities, leaving at least two people dead in the ensuing chaos and stirring memories of the country's devastating economic crisis 11 years ago.


The government and labour unions blamed each other for the Thursday and Friday violence, which came amid a growing wave of anger with President Cristina Kirchner's administration over rising crime and economic uncertainty.

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Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to stop dozens of stone-throwing youths from looting a supermarket owned by French retailer Carrefour near the capital Buenos Aires, a day after the unrest erupted in the Patagonian ski resort of Bariloche.

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Surging prices, currency controls and her combative style have also added to public discontent.


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Bacchus4.0 Dec 2012 OP
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #1
Bacchus4.0 Dec 2012 #2
andypandy Dec 2012 #4
Bacchus4.0 Dec 2012 #5
andypandy Dec 2012 #6
joshcryer Dec 2012 #3

Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:38 PM

1. They have got a major problem with inflation.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:39 PM

2. time to bring up the Falklands again n/t

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:40 AM

4. indeed...

look at the shiny shiny...

CFK has been quiet on that subject of late, one can only assume she'll whip it (apologies to those eating) with some fanfair, flags, accuse the Brits of building a Death Star on the FI, be politely ignored by everyone else in LatAm, and then drop the 'heroic national destiny' when she backs herself into a corner on the issue and can't throw the circus any bread.

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Response to andypandy (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:12 AM

5. it will come up soon enough, but this time the Falklanders are driving the discussion

with the referendum on their relationship with Britain coming in March.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:34 AM

6. should be a giggle...

when are we going to open a book on the Referendum result?

i'll make a donation of $5 to the NRA if the 'sod off Argentina' option gets less than 97%... which means the NRA probably ought not to depend on that $5!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:47 PM

3. As does another Latin American country.

And commodity prices are falling thanks to US oil production. This vision is going to start taking place more and more.

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