The head of the Kirchnerite bloc in the Senate Miguel Ángel Pichetto, spoke today in heavy criticism of secretary-general of the CGT umbrella union Hugo Moyano, and said that “he had more power before marching to the square than after,” referring to Wednesday’s mass rally to the Plaza de Mayo.
The head of the Argentine Workers Union (CTA), Pablo Micheli, led an anti-Government demonstration in Plaza de Mayo along with followers of the dissident CGT leader Hugo Moyano, and assured that "2012 will not end without a national strike".
Sergio Schoklender, a former lawyer of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo organization who is currently accused of embezzlement, lost his defence after his attorney, Adrián Tenca, decided to quit the case.
Railway workers from the Sarmiento line led a protest at the Plaza de Mayo on Monday afternoon and called for the immediate release of delegate Rubén “Pollo” Sobrero, arrested on Friday in connection to the burning of several train carts last May.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke before thousands of young followers who convened at the Plaza de Mayo in order to celebrate her reelection, and urged them to “organize themselves” so “no one can take their achievements away from them.”
A group of activists that showed up in support of the Santa Cruz teachers demanding higher salaries in Buenos Aires City, broke off from the demonstration they were leading and began hurling stones to several police officers who were standing guard outside the Government House in Plaza de Mayo.
Chaco Governor Jorge Capitanich provided the media with details regarding the agreements signed between his government and the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo association, and defended their homes and hospitals-building programme, “Sueños Compartidos.”