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Argentina’s president announces economy deregulation as thousands protest against austerity

17:18, Thursday, 21 December, 2023
Argentina’s president announces economy deregulation as thousands protest against austerity

President Javier Milei announced sweeping initiatives Wednesday to transform Argentina’s struggling economy, including easing government regulation and allowing privatization of state-run industries as a way to boost exports and investment.
     The right-wing libertarian announced the moves for South America’s second biggest economy just hours after thousands of Argentines took to the streets of the capital to protest against austerity and deregulation actions taken last week by Milei.
     The demonstrations went off relatively peacefully, after a government warning against blocking streets.
     Around the start of the protest, which drew thousands of marchers, police briefly scuffled with some demonstrators and two men were arrested. But the event concluded without widespread street blockages that have been frequent in past years.

Argentina’s president announces economy deregulation as thousands protest against austerity
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