Buenos Aires was filled with Protestors Today
Protestors in Argentina marched to the presidential palace gates demanding President Alberto Fernandez to ease the economic hardships of the county...
Protestors in Argentina marched in the capital to the gates of the presidential palace which led President Alberto Fernandez to call for unity as his administration struggled with raging inflation and much more. A militant left-wing of the ruling coalition wants more state spending to erase the poverty levels and cool off inflation.
"History teaches us that it's a value we must preserve in the toughest moments. Argentina needs economic responsibility with low foreign currency reserves and soaring global inflation seriously damaging the local economy.
We must walk the path towards fiscal balance and stabilize the currency."
Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez said in his speech.
Even as he called for unity and peace, the streets of Buenos Aires were filled with thousands of protestors as they criticized the government and called for debt payments to not be made. Backing their wishes were signs flying that read “breakaway from the IMF” and “Out, Fund, Out.”
"There is a monumental crisis within our country. Argentina is a capitalist semi-colony in the chains of the IMF. Today we are here to say we need second independence. Argentina must break its ties with the IMF which is the Spanish Empire of the 21st century."
Juan Carlos Giordano, a socialist lawmaker, said.
The government has been in recent turmoil with the resignation of Martin Guzman, a close ally to the president and the Economy Minister. Guzman was soon replaced by Silvina Batakis who is deemed an ally to the left-wing of the ruling coalition. She spoke with the IMF yesterday and pledged economic stability.
"The resignation of the economy minister showed there is an economic and financial collapse that is affecting the lives of workers, of the whole the population We must consider that this year we'll have around 80%-90% inflation with wages that aren't rising as fast."
Marcelo Ramal said.