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Argentina Paralyzed by Fifth General Strike against Government

• Latin American Herald Tribune

Cities in Argentina were without public transport, school classes, garbage collection, banks and health services on Wednesday in the nation's fifth general strike. The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) began a 24 hour general strike at midnight to protest the economic policy of President Mauricio Macri. Public transport was expected to be paralyzed, including trains, buses, metro and national and international aircraft. Banks, construction, public and private education will also be affected and there will be no activity in ports or maritime transport and waste collection. In Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Rosario there are no domestic or international flights at the country's most important airports, with the exception of the low-cost airline Flybondi, which operates at El Palomar airport in the capital. There will be pickets on the main access routes to Buenos Aires, including the Pueyrredon bridge and La Noria bridge, and police deployment in response. There are a

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