Clashes as Argentina Congress debates pension reform

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Protesters throw stones at police during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday. Union leaders complain the legislation, which already passed in the Senate, would cut pension and retirement payments as well as aid for some of poor families.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Police and protesters clashed Monday outside Argentina’s Congress as lawmakers debated a proposed pension overhaul that has angered retirees and prompted union leaders to wage a general strike.