Argentina: anti-Cristina transport strike, fuel shortages

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Re: Argentina - anti-Kirchner transport strike

Post by zer0nz » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:52 am

MMm wonder if you will see a military government soon :)

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Re: Argentina - anti-Kirchner transport strike

Post by seawolf180 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:53 pm

patagoniax wrote:.

Anyone thinking of driving or otherwise visiting Argentina in the near term may wish to keep an eye on developments. The principal Argie truck-driver union is threatening a strike that would probably restrict food and fuel distribution in much of the country. And fuel distribution hasn't been that good in recent months in some parts anyway. The proposed strike is distinctly anti-Cristina. One Argie news sources says there are reserves of gasoline for only 36 hours. Reports of military police called out to deal with the conflict. Other news sources are describing Argie police actions to keep fuel moving, that trucks have been leaving the YPF refinery at La Mataza. But the conflict is underway and the rocks are already starting to fly. Cristina has canceled her UN appointment to scurry back to deal with the crisis. Things could get sticky, or even ugly. Keep an eye open.

Articles in the language of the region:

http://www.emol.com/noticias/internacio ... arios.html
http://www.perfil.com/contenidos/2012/0 ... _0020.html


Reuters, and others, in English

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/ ... 5T20120621
http://www.buenosairesherald.com/articl ... %99-strike
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... lenews_wsj

Associated Press:

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has ordered security forces to clear access to fuel refineries blocked by truckers demanding pay increases.
In response, the powerful truckers union declared a national strike on that could cause shortages in fuel and food.
The truckers began blocking access roads to Argentina's main refineries late Tuesday after talks with the government over a 30 percent pay hike broke down.
As the protest started generating fuel shortages Wednesday, Fernandez returned home early from a U.N. conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro and ordered security forces, including military police, to clear access to and from the refineries


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She was at a meeting discussing "Sustainability". Har Har Har. That's pretty funny... pathetic.
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Re: Argentina - anti-Kirchner transport strike

Post by California South » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:36 pm

Isn't it curious that Carlos Slim acquired 8.4% of YPF within the past few weeks? I don't know enough about the situation to pose a theory, but it's strangely coincidental in a very short time frame.
And I don't know if Arg is like the US, where unions are easily bought off and manipulated to serve the agenda of powerful people.

The acquisition was recently discussed: http://www.allchile.net/chileforum/topic7793-84.html
(nwdiver's theory is interesting)
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