• Short Summary

    The city of Cordoba was brought to a standstill on Friday ( 27th February) when thousands of workers staged a protest strike over the murder of trade union leader, Senor Alberto Cesar Gimenez, who was buried the same day.

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    The city of Cordoba was brought to a standstill on Friday ( 27th February) when thousands of workers staged a protest strike over the murder of trade union leader, Senor Alberto Cesar Gimenez, who was buried the same day. Thousands of workers joined the funeral procession.

    Senor Gimenez, the 37-year-old Secretary General of the Pastry Workers Union was murdered by an unidentified guerrilla group.

    The strike was declared by the Cordoba branches of the country's powerful labour confederation -- Confederation General del Trabajo (CGT) and the Peronist labour group known as the "62 Organisations".

    The death of Senor Gimenez brought the number of people killed in politically - motivated violence in Argentina this year to more than 100.

    Cordoba has been a major centre of conflict between government and labour. More recently the situation has involved strikes, murders and kidnappings.

    Many of the kidnap victims have been trade union leaders. Others have included priests and people suspected of belonging to various guerrilla movements.

    The main reason for the violence is the continuing political and economic crisis facing Argentina which the government of President Estela Maria Peron is trying to resolve. There have been demands for her resignation and calls have been made for wide reaching political and economic reforms to stabilise the nation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95HT05M5ZS7FMMESUOVS8OBE
    Media URN:
    VLVA95HT05M5ZS7FMMESUOVS8OBE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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