Foto of the Week — Protesters Near the Casa Rosada
Protestors spilling over from Plaza de Mayo into the Monserrat neighborhood.
On Wednesday, June 27 there was a city-wide strike in Buenos Aires among truck drivers, sanitary workers, airline employees and others. It was led by the CGT, the General Confederation of Labor of the Argentine Republic, directed by the notoriously brutish union leader, Hugo Moyano.
The strike and rally in downtown Buenos Aires around the Plaza de Mayo were to demand cuts in income taxes for workers of the nation’s largest trade union. Flights were canceled or delayed, garbage piled up on the streets and transportation was disrupted downtown, but the impact was not nearly as profound as strikers hoped.