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Bolivian migrants protest in Argentina

by Guy Smallman
Issue No. 1996

Pic: Guy Smallman

Pic: Guy Smallman

Some 5,000 Bolivian migrant workers brought the Floresta district of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to a standstill on Wednesday of last week. The placard reads: “Factory Owners the party is over!”

The demonstration followed a fire, which claimed six lives including four children.

Paco, a factory worker and one of the demo organisers, said, “We are workers not slaves. There are many Bolivians in a terrible economic position right now. We demand proper work with proper contracts and official work permits.”

Recently the Kirchner government has staged a crackdown on illegal immigrants.

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Sat 15 Apr 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1996
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