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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:22 AM


Thousands in Argentina slam govt's economic policies

We say no to the workers' tax. Yes, to family allowances for all," read one massive banner at the Plaza de Mayo, not far from the government offices of President Cristina Kirchner.

The demonstration follows massive protests last month as well as a 24-hour general strike, as the country suffers a staggering economic slide.

Truck drivers comprised a large number of the demonstrators, in large part because the protest was called by Hugo Moyano, a trucker and former Kirchner ally who also is a leading official with the General Labor Confederation (CGT) union.

"Madame President, deal with inflation that is eroding our salaries... if you want to reduce the insecurity that all Argentines are suffering through," Moyano said at the protest.


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