Transportation strike in Argentina shuts down country

March 31, 2015 11:49 AM

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Many businesses were shuttered and streets were mostly empty Tuesday as the country's transportation unions called a nationwide strike to protest income tax rates and high inflation in the South American country.

While transportation workers represent only a small part of the workforce, shutting down the subways, trains and buses created a domino effect because many Argentines have no other way to get to work or get children to school.

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