The annual winter unemployment problems of agrarian Argentina were made more than usually acute, last week, by two strikes. The strike among longshoremen at the port-city of Rosario caused sympathetic strikes to break out at Buenos Aires and Sante Fe where three rioting strikers were killed. Meanwhile President Marcelo de Alvear was attempting without apparent success to prevent the calling of a threatened general strike of all railway and allied workers.

President-Elect Dr. Hipolito Irigoyen (TIME, May 21) increased the general discontent by announcing that after his inauguration, next October, he will put into effect a "middle-age pension" law designed...

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