National Strike in Argentina Shuts Down Public Transportation

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Trade unions have called a national strike that has suspended public transportation. The protest is over economic conditions, particularly steep inflation: the annual rate tops 30 percent. But some trade unions refused to take part in the strike. CCTV’s Joel Richards reports from Buenos Aires.

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National Strike in Argentina Shuts Down Public Transportation

National Strike in Argentina Shuts Down Public Transportation

Argentina came to a standstill Thursday after a national strike called by trade unions effectively shut down public transportation. The protest is over economic conditions, especially steep inflation. The annual rate tops 30%. But some trade unions refused to take part in the strike. Joel Richards reports from Buenos Aires.