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    Ooops! Did I misuse the term huelga.??

    Maybe a strike is different in nature in Argentina but they are very common in Mexico and Central America and they do not normally involve violence. Your description of a piquete involving violence and disorder sounds more like a "riot" or "protest" than a strike.

    This is my idea of a strike or huelga in which pickets or piquetes participate.

    "Toda persona tiene el derecho de celebrar reuniones, manifestaciones, participar en piquetes y presentar peticiones, de manera pacífica y sin armas. "
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    By the way, who pays for all the damages these pickets cause to public assets? And who collects all the dirt these pickets leave behind?



    It's very unfortunate that pickets do not include any soccer fans from Japan!!

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    It's a more widespread term than I thought it seems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by francot View Post
    It's a more widespread term than I thought it seems!
    Certainly!

    Vicente's point of view was enlightening!

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    I find the visual medium very helping.

    SO! according to the comments I'll hive a little help with some visuals.

    First a ver Latin-American Piquet:

    Includes: Tire burning, Masked people, Big signs, Anger, confusion and above all: Damage to public property.

    piquete1.jpg

    Now, a very Odd Japanese Strike, odd in the sense that this is a picture of one of the very few times WORK has stopped to make a strike.
    (Usually, since they tend to be very organized, the japanese strike involves doing mass production and better work, to force the employers to give in to demands, or their stock and profit will diminish)

    huelga.jpeg

    Finally:

    piquete.jpg
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    The Latin American version of a picket is rare in the US. The ones that occur are almost always due to racial or political strife; however. in the past many labor union strikes turned violent when strike-breakers, known as "scabs", attempted to cross picket lines. Labor unions are not the force they once were a few decades ago.

    Here are images of normal strikes and picketers.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=stri...4cucss2oXMGsM:
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    We certainly speak different languages!! Japan, USA and South America

    Here's my image:



    Should you dare to talk to any of these faceless people, they will surely answer back: "Todo tranqui, maestro". Something I still don't understand.

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