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General strike grips Argentina

A 24-hour general strike gripped Argentina on Thursday, bringing many public services to a halt.

Unions say over one million workers took part in this second strike the administration of Cristina Fernández has faced. The strike’s focus was to denounce the country’s low wage increases in the face of high inflation, as well as other policies, like cuts in utility subsidies and salary caps, critics say are unfair to workers and are fomenting social unrest.

The strike stopped public transportation, forced the cancellation of flights, blockaded roads, and resulted in some clashes between police and protesters.

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