February 26, 2024

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The streets of Argentina are ablaze with anger against Miley’s new proposals

The streets of Argentina are ablaze with anger against Miley’s new proposals

Thousands of Argentines took to the streets to oppose the country’s new president, Javier Miley, who took office earlier this month promising radical cuts in public spending.

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Newly elected President Javier Miley announced dozens of new measures on Wednesday evening. These included comprehensive initiatives to transform Argentina’s faltering economy, including easing government regulations and allowing the privatization of state-run industries as a way to boost exports and investment.

Police confronted demonstrators angry at the advertisements in the streets, while hundreds gathered in front of the Argentine Congress.

Miley, unmoved by the crowds, pledged in a televised speech that his measures would put Argentina on the path to success.

“The goal is to start on the path to rebuilding our country, restoring freedom and independence to individuals and beginning to change the huge amount of regulations that have hindered, halted and halted economic growth in our country,” he said.

In response to the protests, Mali’s Minister of Security Patricia Bullrich announced new measures to maintain public order that allow federal forces to evacuate people blocking streets without a warrant and authorize police to identify – through video or digital means – people who protest and obstruct public roads. .

Under this legislation, the state will be able to charge protesters for the cost of mobilizing security forces.

Miley won the presidency on the back of a campaign to cut public spending. So far, he has adjusted the value of the Argentine currency, promised not to renew the contracts of public employees who have been in office for less than a year, and announced increases in the prices of basic services and public transportation.

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