12 August 2012

ARGENTINA : 14 August UPDATE: BA Subway Strike Temporarily Halted...After 10 Days.


    10 painful days of commuting problems are over...temporarily...for some  600,000 residents of greater Buenos Aires.
     A halt has been called on the city's subway strike.
     Subway workers still want a 28% raise...and underlying the bitter strike is the power struggle between President Cristina Kirchner...and Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri...the leading replacement for Cristina in a few years.
     The contentious issues are...who controls the metro..and who will pay for the system's much needed improvements.
      Macri demands continued subsidies...and Cristina wants to cut back or eliminate them.