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Argentina unions launch transport strike over tax burden

Transport unions in Argentina have launched a 24-hour strike over a tax regime they say hurts the lowest earnersTransport unions in Argentina launched a 24-hour strike at midnight Monday over a tax regime they say hurts the lowest earners. It is the fourth major stoppage against President Cristina Kirchner, who took power in 2007 and completes her second term at the end of this year. Because of the strike the airlines LAN of Chile and TAM in Brazil cancelled flights to and from Argentina. Unions are angry about a tax system that is progressive — the more you earn, the higher the tax rate you pay — but which is constant at low-level incomes.

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