Government in Argentina extends LENT


In a drastic measure aimed at tackling the widespread food shortages in
Argentina, the government here has extended the religious period of Lent.
The Lenten period of 40 days of fasting and prayer officially ended
last Sunday. The new president Cristina has been under increasing
pressure (including street protests in the capital) to address the food shortages of meat, poultry, eggs, vegetables and cooking oil brought on by the farmers strike.
The extension of the Lenten period is also to prohibit alcohol and is
effective immediately and will continue until further notice. The
population here is over 90 percent Catholic.Read full text here Quickroute