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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:15 AM

Argentine labour leader files complaint against officials for last week’s extended looting


The head of Argentina’s organized labour, Hugo Moyano filed a complaint before a federal criminal court against cabinet chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina and Security Secretary Sergio Berni who openly and repeatedly accused the teamsters leader of being behind the extended rioting and looting of last week when four people were killed, hundreds injured and arrested and left millions of dollars in damages.

The complaint accuses the defendants of “violence instigation” and “false claims” when they stated that the teamsters union of Moyano and the gastronomic workers union of Luis Barrionuevo were responsible for the wide spread looting that started in the Patagonian resort of Bariloche and rapidly extended to at least another eight provinces, including Argentina’s second city Rosario and the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

Last Thursday and Friday hundreds at different points in Argentina attacked supermarkets and shops demanding a Xmas basket, as had been promised by some government and political leaders, but the situation rapidly became chaotic with extended looting not only of food and beverages but also electrical appliances including the latest television sets.

Moyano in a press conference said that the “lackeys” which President Cristina Fernandez has surrounding her “are afraid of her and spend their time saying stupidities” instead of telling the president “she is out of touch with the people and inflation is devouring workers’ incomes”.

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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:18 AM

1. Death toll from Argentine looting rises to 4


BUENOS AIRES: The death toll from last week’s violent looting in Argentina has risen to four, medical sources said Wednesday.
The government and labor unions have traded blame for the violence, which came amid growing anger with President Cristina Kirchner’s administration over rising crime and economic uncertainty.

Health officials in Rosario, an industrial and farm export hub in central Argentina, said a 17-year-old girl named Emiliano died of a gunshot wound to her right leg.

A second woman, Carina Paz, 36, also died of a gunshot wound, in the head, during the looting there, a hospital director said.

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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:30 AM

2. Of course it is impossible to challenge Kirchner on inflation


She has made it illegal to question the government's numbers.

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