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State of siege declared by government as Argentina explodes|
Looting was reported today in many parts of Argentina while confrontations were reported in La Plata and Cordoba. The
government has declared a state of siege, thereby suspending all constitutional rights,
including the right to assemble. Police forces have been called in and it
is rumoured that the army might be preparing to aid in the repression of the people.
Businesses are closing for fear of more looting and more
actions like those seen earlier this week are planned by them. Protesters have stormed supermarkets in 'food riots' in direct action against IMF imposed austerity measures. The people
in Argentina look out of their windows to see their country fall into
Other source for news on Argentina in English:
* Buenos Aries Herald
* Yahoo News: Argentina
Background on Argentina and the IMF.