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Coronavirus: Argentine workers demand better wages amid pandemic

Hundreds of Argentine workers took to Buenos Aires streets on Wednesday to demand higher wages, welfare plans and more government action to protect jobs threatened by the coronavirus pandemic.

Demonstrators marched through one of Buenos Aires’ main downtown avenues to the Labor Ministry building, where workers urged the country’s socialist government to raise the national minimum wage to $45,000 pesos per month ($581.30 USD) from the current $16,875 pesos ($217.99 USD).

The Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) said the poverty rate spiked to between 46 per cent and 47 per cent by the end of June following months of strict lockdowns to battle the coronavirus.

According to the government’s official statistics agency Indec, 35.5 per cent of Argentines were living in poverty in the second half of 2019.

Argentina’s economy contracted a record 19.1 per cent in the second quarter versus a year earlier as the coronavirus crippled production and demand, and is on track for a 12 per cent economic plunge in 2020, analysts say.

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    Socialism at its best! Say hi Canada, we are next in line for this stuff!

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    Social – ism at its best. Say hi Ca – na – da, were are next for these same issues.

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    If we are talking backwards and 3rd world Argentina is exactly that. All due to the blatant corruption. Even then, it is a very beautiful country with beautiful people.

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    That's like a kid demanding better cereal when the kitchen is on fire

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    These are the consequences of socialism and gouvernment intervention. Everyone is extremely poor.

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    And it is going to get much worse, nothing to do with the virus, just socialism for a long time. The lady’s discourse is a sample of the root of the problem, others are to blame not the way we vote and behave.

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    "THE GREAT RESET"
    January 2021

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    We Canadian can have $2000 every month without a job, but many think this amount money is not enough, so they protest as well.

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    if everyone is extremely poor, who is paying all the taxes?

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    Socialism but mainly corruption!!

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