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Argentinians stress importance of general strike

Buenos Aires, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Autonomous- Argentinian Trade Union Hugo Godoy stressed on Thursday that today's general strike proves the raising awareness against the plundering programme of President Javier Milei.

On his X profile, Godoy underscored that the high participation in the protest evidences the serious situation and the rejection of the Executive’s measures.

The Government will not be able to impose fear as happened during the genocidal dictatorship (1976-1983). The call shows a degree of unity that ratifies the collective action of our people. The action measures will continue if we are not given an answer, he granted.

Milei was elected to govern a Republic, not by decree. He is modifying the Constitution in this way and this affects democracy and is treason, he added.

Godoy further pointed out that the policies of the current administration have ramped up the level of poverty, an indicator that stands at 60%.

Industrial activity has collapsed and many factories are going to close. They are destroying the internal market and the capacity for development, he said.

Hunger is growing and is already causing deaths in the north of the country. We will not stand still in the face of this situation. I am not in doubt that the people will reject the economic policies and the response should not be repression, but listening to their demands, Godoy stated.

The trade union leader urged to deepen the plan of struggle and ensure that democracy and the national constitution are respected. It is necessary to overcome this disastrous experience, he asserted.