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    Latin American Herald Tribune - Union Member’s Killing Spurs General Strike in Argentina

    Union Member’s Killing Spurs General Strike in Argentina


    BUENOS AIRES – Roads were blocked and public transportation disrupted on Thursday amid a general strike called by one of Argentina’s two main labor federations to protest the killing of an activist.

    Thousands of motorists sat in a kilometers-long backup as CTA members blocked a main thoroughfare on the north side of Buenos Aires.

    Shortly after police broke up that blockade, another one began at a spot across town where unionists and activists were gathering to march to the Plaza de Mayo for a rally in front of Congress and the presidential palace More....

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    Latin American Herald Tribune - Man Accused of Argentine Union Member’s Killing Surrenders

    BUENOS AIRES – A man accused of murdering a young leftist union activist in a violent incident in Argentina turned himself in on Sunday after declaring his innocence, thus becoming the second person to be placed under arrest for a crime that shocked the country.

    Cristian Favale – accused of being the person who fired the shots that killed Mariano Ferreyra, a 23-year-old member of the Trotskyite Labor Party, during a protest by laid-off railroad employees – turned himself in to police.

    “It wasn’t me, but I know who fired (the shots),” Favale told the online edition of the Buenos Aires daily Clarin before surrendering.

    After asking for protection for himself and his family, Favale said that images of the actual murderer appear in videotapes taken by news channels that covered the demonstration, which was held on Wednesday on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and resulted in an attack by shock groups of the railway union.

    “They asked me to accompany them so that the (unemployed) picketers would not cut the roads. They promised me a job on the railroads,” Favale said, referring to the leaders of the railway union.

    Favale “was at the site of the incidents ... (but) had nothing to do” with the crime, defense attorney Sergio D’Amico told the press.
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