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Argentina: Teacher strikes July 30-31

48-hour teacher strikes July 30-31 in various provinces; school closures and protests possible

30 Jul 11:01 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 7/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 7/31/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION Buenos Aires, Chaco, Corrientes, Tierra del Fuego, Santa Cruz

Event

Teachers in various parts of Argentina are holding a 48-hour strike on Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31. The strike may result in some school closures, including in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Chaco, Corrientes, Tierra del Fuego, and Santa Cruz. Street protests are also possible.

Context

Sociopolitical tensions are high in Argentina and protests are regularly organized to denounce policies and reforms implemented by the conservative government of President Mauricio Macri. Numerous teacher strikes have taken place in recent years, notably in the province of Buenos Aires.

Advice

Individuals in Argentina are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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