Argentine economy
Argentine Senate approves law to renegotiate external debt

The law authorizes the Minister of Economy to renegotiate the conditions of the payment of the foreign debt taken during the administration of former president Mauricio Macri

Incoming government in Argentina passes measures to alleviate socio-economic crisis

Alberto Fernández froze the price of basic public services, reduced the prices of medicines, announced special bonuses for retirees, special and underprivileged people, suspended the ban on the sale of abortion pills

What are the tasks before Argentina’s new government?

Juan Grabois of the Confederation of Workers of the Popular Economy discusses the defeat of Macri in the recent elections in Argentina and the challenges ahead

Why did the Argentine peso plummet following Macri’s loss?

The struggling Argentine peso suffered a significant loss in value after the defeat of Mauricio Macri in the primary elections. We spoke to Argentine economist Emiliano López about how and why this occurred

Argentina ramps up mobilizations against government policies in national strike

Over 200,000 marched in Buenos Aires on April 30 in the National Strike to denounce the neoliberal policies of Mauricio Macri’s government

AROUND-THE-WORLD-EP-19 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 19

In this episode, Peoples Dispatch takes a look at the national referendum in Egypt, the protests on Argentina and Irish farmers’ protest.

Argentines protest for fourth straight week against hike in rates of services

The marches against the austerity policies of the Mauricio Macri began on January 10 under the banner of the Trade Union Front for the National Model. Water, electricity and gas rates are in the process of being massively hiked in order to meet IMF requirements on deficit

Thousands of Argentine workers march to denounce Macri’s austerity measures

In order to reduce the fiscal deficit as demanded by the IMF, the administration of the ruling right-wing party Cambiemos announced new increases in the tariffs of public transport, electricity, water and residential gas.

Contracts of over 6,000 employees in jeopardy as Macri imposes hiring freeze

The Argentine president has ordered stringent austerity measures till 2020 to comply with the IMF’s conditions

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