Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | December 23, 2012
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Two dead as supermarket looting spreads
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP):

Looters ransacked supermarkets in several Argentine cities last Friday, causing two deaths and evoking memories of widespread theft and riots that killed dozens during the country's worst economic crisis a decade ago.

Santa Fe Province Security Minister Raul Lamberto described the attacks on stores as simple acts of vandalism and not social protests.

Lamberto said two people were killed by a sharp object and gunfire after attacks on about 20 supermarkets in the cities of Rosario and Villa Gobernador Galvez.

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