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Thousands In Argentina Protest Against Government

Thousands of Argentines took to the strees on Thursday to protest against the government, demanding more jobs and social benefits.


Thousands of Argentines took to the strees on Thursday to protest against the government, demanding more jobs and social benefits.

Led by myriad social leadership groups and organization the protesters marched against what they consider to be the government's adjustment policies.

The socioeconomic crisis that Argentina has been dragging on for years deepened during the new coronavirus pandemic.

The tepid recovery seen a few months ago is not enough to alleviate poverty that affects 42% of the population and accumulated annual inflation of more than 50%.

The protesters say the government has cut financial aid and food programs to divert the money to pay foreign debt.

The large demonstration took place just days after an overwhelming defeat by the Peronist party in legislative primaries this past Sunday which has sparked a ferocious government infighting.

On Wednesday, President Alberto Fernández was surprised by the decision of several ministers and officials close to the Vice President and former president (2007-2015) Cristina Fernandez to offer their resignations, demonstrating visible divisions within the government alliance.

 

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