Thousands of Argentines left on Saturday, August 7, 2021, to the streets of Buenos Aires in protest of the lack of employment and the poverty, in a country that has been dragging a severe economic crisis for years, deepened by the pandemic of the coronavirus.
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Organizations of the unemployed and leftist groups led a protest that started in a church in the west of the capital argentina, where thousands of people make pilgrimage annually to ask for job in the sanctuary of San Cayetano -local employer of work-, to culminate in Plaza de Mayo, in front of the Government House.
“I come to ask for people who do not have job: my brother does not have, my neighbors who were left without work and many people that we see are bad everywhere, “said Néstor Pluis, a 41-year-old school aide.
Argentina aims to grow by 7% in 2021 to leave behind a recession with high inflation that began in 2018, which was aggravated by the quarantine decreed in the middle of the pandemic of COVID-19. The crisis left 42% of the population in poverty and unemployment of 10.2%.
Facing the elections legislative acts of November, the Government announced on Friday a relaxation of the restrictions due to the pandemic, in order to reactivate the economy.
In addition to the columns of protesters that took over the center of the capital argentina, various protests took place in other cities of the country.
“We are experiencing enormous difficulties. The needs in the neighborhoods are tremendous: every time in the milk glass dining rooms whole families go to eat and many of these children have to be attended by health professionals because they are malnourished, ”said deputy Juan Carlos Alderete, leader of the Classist and Combative Current left-wing party.
With information from Reuters