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Argentina: Thousands March in Protest of Macri’s Economic Reforms

HeadlineApr 20, 2016

In Argentina, thousands marched in Buenos Aires Tuesday to protest sweeping layoffs and austerity cuts imposed by Argentina’s new right-wing President Mauricio Macri. His economic reforms include a sharp devaluation of the Argentine peso, the dismissal of nearly 20,000 unionized public sector workers and the elimination of taxes for mining corporations. President Macri has also cracked down on press freedoms. Eduardo Belliboni of the Workers’ Party spoke out.

Eduardo Belliboni: “We have come from the poorest neighborhoods of the suburbs, which have no water, no electricity, and have a problem with rate hikes. There are tremendous problems of joblessness, especially among youngsters. We are marching precisely for that claim—for work.”

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