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    LINIERS, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

    An estimated two hundred thousand worshippers were expected to attend the annual religious service marking the feast of St Cayetano, the patron saint of bread and work.

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    1. SV PAN People carrying wheat sheaves and photos of patron saint (St. Cayetano) going into church 0.08
    2. CU Women with wheat sheaves, photos of St Cayetano, woman with baby, prayers being said (3 shots) 0.30
    3. SV People inside church placing offerings in holy shrine, crossing themselves, placing donations (2 shots) 0.47
    4. SV Priest at altar, praying, congregation listening (3 shots) 1.01
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    Background: LINIERS, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

    An estimated two hundred thousand worshippers were expected to attend the annual religious service marking the feast of St Cayetano, the patron saint of bread and work. This high figure was thought to reflect growing concern in Argentina at loss of jobs and economic hardship as the country's financial crisis bites deeper. Hundreds of people had been waiting all night outside the church for the start of the day's ceremonies. Mass was said every hour and a half throughout August 7 to enable all those visiting the church to give thanks for their daily bread and their jobs. The next day, August 8, Argentina's Economy Minister, Bernardo Grinspun, was scheduled to hold talks in Washington over an austerity plan for his country. Grinspun's task was to break a deadlock in negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over Argentina's 44 billion US dollar foreign debt. A sticking point is the government's promise to raise wages by six or eight per cent above the country's inflation rate, currently running at 615 per cent annually. The IMF is insisting that this pledge be rescinded in order to bolster the effects of cuts in the budget deficit and a boosting of the trade surplus.

    Source: REUTERS - HECTOR LOPEZ

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2C3XJ29MLCRDTVI6SWX0SHQ6N
    Media URN:
    VLVA2C3XJ29MLCRDTVI6SWX0SHQ6N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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