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Shantytown residents in Buenos Aires go on hunger strike

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Shantytown residents in Buenos Aires go on hunger strike

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Representatives from 17 shantytowns in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires have begun a hunger strike.

They are calling for improvements to their neighbourhoods including sewers and lighting and paving.

They camped out next to the Obelisk, one of the best-known monuments in the city. Those taking part will rotate every five days during the two week protest