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>> Demonstrators rushed police outside the capitol building in Buenos Aires in another round of protests Monday, as Argentina's congress again debated President Macri's pension reform plan. Reuters correspondence Hugh Bronstein was outside the capitol building.>> Police are using water cannon and tear gas to push back protesters who say that Mauricio Macri's pension reform bill will push already poor people deeper into misery.
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Macri says that his plan is necessary in order to lower the country's fiscal deficit, and reintegrate Argentina into the global financial markets. Ultimately, improving the economy for everyone. But, these protestors here at the congressional conference in Buenos Aires obviously don't agree with them.>> Debate on the bill had been suspended on Thursday due to violent demonstrations and even pandemonium inside the capitol.
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Macri then promised a bonus payment to the neediest retirees but it didn't satisfy the opposition and union activists. The countries main union called for a 24 hour general strike to show their disapproval of the proposal,threatening to paralyze Tuesday morning commuter traffic.