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Thousands March in Argentina Against IMF-Imposed Austerity

HeadlineNov 01, 2019

In Argentina, thousands marched through the streets of Buenos Aires Thursday in the capital city’s first major demonstration since incumbent President Mauricio Macri lost Sunday’s election to center-left candidate Alberto Fernández. Protesters are demanding a reversal of cuts to pensions and public utility subsidies imposed after last year’s $57 billion bailout by the International Monetary Fund. They’re also demanding the Senate pass a bill expanding food assistance to combat rampant hunger. This is Esteban Marcioni, who led a protest outside the IMF’s offices. 

Esteban Marcioni: “What we’re going through is a catastrophe. The price increases on food makes the situation truly unsustainable. What we’re debating every day is whether to eat or not.”

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