Argentina in the middle of a political confrontation
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirsner faces a strike by truckers mobilization to Plaza de Mayo, now scheduled for June 27.
Mobilization is primarily to increase the ceiling from which workers pay income tax, currently at $ 5000 pesos.
Curious fact is that the minimum wage agreed by the Minimum Wage Council (employers, workers and government), is $ 5600.
The union of truck drivers, demonstrated their power last week, deciding one day strike that ended up paralyzing to all country. In Argentina more than 80% of commercial cargo is carried by truck.
Yesterday the president, angry, came out with new actions in this political struggle. Where the current head of the Confederation of Workers and truckers regarding Hugo Mouano was completely separated from the political alliance that sustain Cristina Fernandez.
The union of truck drivers, demonstrated their power last week to decide one day strike that ended up all over the country semiparalizar. In Argentina more than 80% of commercial cargo is carried by truck.
Yesterday the president, angry, came out with new measures in this fight where the current head of the Confederation of Workers and the Teamsters benchmark was completely separated from the political alliance that underpins Cristina Fernandez.
The announcements were contradictory.
Announced a line of credit for retirees, with money from the pension fund. And the funny thing is that the rate of interest is 17 to 24%. Admitting, because of his own mouth that inflation is above 20%.
Indignation, took place in social networks: why retirees lend them money who is theirs?
But the strongest measure, is that for the mobilization of Plaza de Mayo the president decided to withdraw all federal police and gendarmerie. Leaving security in the hands of … own citizens and workers.
This government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirsner, comes to confrontation. Take action alone and announced by national radio and television. No press conference, where you could ask the reasons and arguments of the actions.
And the measures, contradictory, undermining their own political narrative, leading to a more isolated government
Citizenship, luckily, he realizes that this is not a claim for anything else. Claim is just and logical, and they know that the minimum income tax to be increased next month.
Argentina, is well off. But in the global context, Argentina should be aware that not be political mistakes.