LATIN AMERICA: Argentine Resentment

Argentine Resentment

The passage by the Argentine Congress of a law, forcing employers and employers to contribute 5% of salaries paid and received to a general pension fund, started a nation-wide strike.

Factories closed down, shipping was tied up, building operations were discontinued, restaurants and bakeries closed down, taxicabs and streetcars vanished from the streets of towns and cities, as the whole nation gave vent to its disapproval of the pension law.

Despite extraordinary precautions taken by the authorities to preserve order, strikes and lockouts caused riots and bloodshed.


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