May 24, 2013
CFK back in Buenos Aires to monitor teamsters
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is back in Buenos Aires to monitor the teamster's strike, afcutting her international trip short. She landed at the Metropolitan airport shortly before 9 pm, and is expected to meet with members of her Cabinet.
Earlier today, Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo announced the Head of State decided to cut her international trip short. She had arrived in Brazil early this morning to take part of the Rio+20 enviromental summit. She took part of the g20 Summit in Mexico and adressed the UN Decolonization Committee in New York last week.
The minister said he had informed Fernández de Kirchner about the seriousness of the teamsters’ nationwide strike led by their union's boss Pablo Moyano.
Moyano announced yesterday a strike on a nationwide level until Friday and refused to abide by the mandatory conciliation issued by the Labour Ministry. Officials fear the strike could lead to several fuel and food shortages.
Yesterday, Vice-President Amado Boudou, the acting president, vowed to use the anti-hoarding law if the distribution of fuel and other key supplies, including food are blocked. Truckers blocked petrol plants last night.
Speaking in Rosario, after a Flag Day rally, Randazzo called the strike a “savage act” and said the President was returning to the country thanks to “the teamsters' disdainful attitude.”