Luciano is one of 10,000 cartoneros in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. They lug carts and collect recyclables that they can sell for a living. Many of them live in shantytowns on the outskirts of the city.
Luciano makes a living from garbage. He is one of over 10,000 cartoneros in Argentina’s capital.
To what extent does a general strike in Argentina feel different from labor action in, say, Germany? DW's Manuela Kasper-Claridge, who's currently in Buenos Aires for the World Economic Forum, shares her impressions.
Demonstrators clashed with police in Buenos Aires as the city came to an utter standstill during a 24-hour general strike. Workers feel that the free market policies of President Macri have exacerbated income inequality.
Ahead of the World Economic Forum in Buenos Aires and a general strike on April 6, DW's Manuela Kasper-Claridge shares her impressions of a rapidly changing society and economy in Argentina.
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