Argentina Unions Stage Massive Anti-government Protest

After almost a decade of unchallenged relations between ruling Front for Victory and the labor movement, Argentina´s top trade unions have closed ranks behind long-standing demands — such as the increase of the income tax floor — taking thousands of workers to the streets against president Cristina Fernandez for the third time in the second semester of 2012.

Blocking the main intersections of the 9 de Julio Avenue in capital city Buenos Aires, the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) and Argentina’s Central of Workers (CTA), backed by leftist social and political organizations, the farming sector and the opposition Radical Party, marched to the Plaza de Mayo square right in front of the Casa Rosada presidential palace.

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