Argentina's President, Maria Eastela Peron, paid her first visit to the Ceneral Confederation of Labour (CGT) in Buenos Aires on Friday (6 December) to assure trade unionists of her interest in the people's welfare.
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GV & SV INT President Peron entering to applause from gathering
SV Lorenzo Miguel and Ricardo Otero being seated
SCU President Peron seated and being presented with flowers
SCU Joseph Lopez Rega
GV PAN FROM Gathering applauding TO President Peron (2 shots)
GV President Peron handing out diploma
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Background: Argentina's President, Maria Eastela Peron, paid her first visit to the Ceneral Confederation of Labour (CGT) in Buenos Aires on Friday (6 December) to assure trade unionists of her interest in the people's welfare.
President Peron spoke to trade union leaders, including the influential General Secretary of the Metallurgical Workers' Union, Lorenzo Miguel.
She assured them that she would push ahead the ambitions of General Peron and Eva Peron to make Argentina a free and happy country.
Later, she presented diplomas to students of CGT's trade union school.
SYNOPSIS: The headquarters of the General Confederation of Labour in Argentina's capital, Bueons Aires. President Maria Estela Peron visited the Confederation on Friday -- her first since she took office after her husband's death last July. The visit was to assure trade union leaders of her interest in the people's welfare.
The influential secretary general of the Metallurgical Workers' Union, Mr. Lorenzo Miguel, was present at the meeting. The Minister of Labour, Mr. Ricardo Otero was also there. President Peron told them that the government was prepared to make any sacrifice to see that Argentina remained a free and happy place for its people. She promised to push ahead the aims and ambitions of her husband and his former wife, Eva Peron.
Later President Peron presented diplomas to the students of the Confederation's trade union school.In an impromptu speech she told the students that she would cross mountains and give her life to defend their country.