Every day appears to bring a new form of demonstration. On Tuesday, poultry producers set loose dozens of chickens in front of government offices in the city of Mendoza and called for government subsidies.
In recent weeks, unemployed workers have blocked roads throughout the country. On Tuesday, 2,000 jobless protesters marched through downtown Buenos Aires to the Pink House, the seat of government.
"We want our unemployment insurance--or real jobs," said Paula Quasi, 29, who has been out of work for more than a year. "The [last] government promised us 1 million new jobs, and nothing happened."
Duhalde, in contrast to De la Rua, has portrayed himself as a man deeply concerned about the problems of ordinary Argentines. Portraits of the president almost invariably show him with his hands clasped in front of his face in a pose of deep worry, as if in prayer.