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10,000s March Against Unemployment, Poverty in Argentina Amid Mounting Political Crisis

HeadlineSep 17, 2021

In Argentina, tens of thousands of people led a march in Buenos Aires Thursday protesting the country’s economic crisis, chronic unemployment and worsening poverty. This is a labor leader.

Eduardo Belliboni: “Some retirees cannot live, cannot eat, despite having worked all their lives. There is a situation of extreme poverty in which 11 million people eat in soup kitchens. There is also an extreme situation in which 5 million people are in severe poverty and do not eat.”

The march came days after primary elections were held in Argentina, where the political coalition of President Alberto Fernández suffered a massive loss, triggering fears Fernández’s government may lose its majority in Congress in November’s parliamentary elections. A political crisis is already unfolding with Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spearheading what many are calling a cabinet rebellion against President Fernández.

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