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Breakaway unions strike across Argentina

  • Article by: MICHAEL WARREN
  • Associated Press
  • November 20, 2012 - 7:59 AM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is facing a nationwide strike, led by union bosses who once were her most steadfast supporters.

Many trains and bus lines are paralyzed; banks, courts and schools are closed; airlines have canceled flights and small groups of people have blocked highways in about a dozen places around the capital. But in many ways it's a normal weekday in Buenos Aires.

Truckers union boss Pablo Moyano wants income taxes eliminated entirely, among other demands.

Fernandez is calling on workers to act responsibly and defend all she's accomplished for workers in Argentina.

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