ARGENTINA UNIONS – Argentine unions show backing for government amid high inflation

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Pro-government unions expressed support for Argentine President Alberto Fernandez’s administration at a large-scale rally Wednesday in this capital, but they also called for urgent action to get inflation under control.

The Confederacion General del Trabajo (CGT), Argentina’s largest labor federation and an organization dominated by union leaders aligned with Fernandez, blamed “speculators” and “price makers” for the country’s sky-high annual inflation rate, which surged to 71 percent in July.