The start of a 36-hour strike by one of Argentina's more radical labor organizations is disrupting life in the capital.
Members of Argentina's Central Workers Union are blocking major thoroughfares in Buenos Aires in a protest over taxes and wages and the overall cost of living in the country.
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Most public offices in the capital were closed Wednesday as a result of the strike and hospitals were operating with minimum staff. Truck drivers were expected to join the strike on Thursday and bring most commerce to a halt.
The protest was concentrated in the capital and nearby cities.
The Central Worker's Union includes various public-sector unions and leftists organizations. Their protest comes amid widespread anger over inflation and living costs.