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Argentina: Thousands march against economic policies in Buenos Aires

Thousands of people took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Wednesday to protest against the economic policies of Argentinian President Mauricio Macri.

Protesters marched through the city’s main streets and held banners decrying Macri’s fiscal adjustment policies.

“We believe that the situation has to do with a country that produces food for 400 million people and today is at risk of not being able to feed the entirety of our children, half of the children are poor,” one protester said.

Protesters argued that Macri’s recent $50 billion (โ‚ฌ42.75) rescue package agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will harm citizens.

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SOT, Daniel Menenedez, Barrios de Pie (Spanish): “We are expressing discomfort for a social situation that is very difficult, the presence of the IMF in our country generated a very complicated social scenario. We believe that the situation has to do with a country that produces food for 400 million people and today is at risk of not being able to feed the entirety of our children, half of the children are poor.”

SOT, Daniel Menendez, Barrios de Pie (Spanish): “Hunger cannot be installed with the possibility that our country has to feed everyone and there must be the possibility that we live in peace. That depends on economic policies and depends on the government to understand that we cannot be governed by the IMF, which has done so much damage in other countries with its same recipes.”

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