Thursday June 4, 2020

Macri likely to walk the plank as Argentina continues to flounder

20th October, 2019
People walk past a poster of Mauricio Macri, incumbent president of Argentina, in Buenos Aires Pic: Getty

In 2015, Mauricio Macri was elected president of Argentina on a wave of optimism that he was the man who would finally turn this wonderful but chaotic country’s fortunes around. Four years and one ill-judged International Monetary Fund (IMF) intervention later, opinion polls suggest he is likely to be ousted when Argentinians choose their next president a week from today.

The IMF and Argentina are locked in a fatal embrace. The country has sought...

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