Argentinian social movements call for greater social protection | New


Social movements and organizations of the Argentinian left demonstrated on Wednesday at different points in the city of Buenos Aires. They are planning an overnight camp with the essential aim of demanding social improvements and requesting a meeting with the new Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa.

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Columns of protesters from the Unidad Piquetera, made up of various left-wing groups, filled the streets of downtown Buenos Aires and mobilized in Plaza de Mayo, in front of the Government House and the Ministry of Economy .

A specific request is that the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, who took office a week ago, receives them to meet the urgent needs of the unemployed and precarious workers.

They announced, in this sense, that they intended to stay in Plaza de Mayo for an indefinite period until they received answers from Massa, who is absent from the city for the inauguration of the work associated with the Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline.

CTERA national strike
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The acquittal of Santiago Goodman.
The emergency increase for retired national teachers.
The urgent resolution of national conflicts.
The call for parity in the provinces.

The protests came shortly after the Economy Ministry announced a sweeping review of welfare schemes, including the possible withdrawal of benefits for many beneficiaries.

However, the call for the protest states that “one week after Massa took office as super minister, who has only superpowers to apply a policy of adjustment in the service of the pact with the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the enrichment of the business class, there is no single measure for those of us who are most affected by the adjustment.

At the same time, independent unions are organizing demonstrations to demand the realization of specific demands, as is the case of the teachers’ union concerning salary increases.

The protest comes on the eve of the release of July’s inflation index, which the Central Bank’s report expects at 7.5% per month.


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