Argentina’s economy catches cold

Argentina's ship seized in Ghana (photo:dpa)
Argentina's ship seized in Ghana (photo:dpa)

Huge demonstrations have been mounted across Argentina to protest at government policies which have seen rapid inflation, rising crime and government control on currency exchange and financial transactions. The government is also feeling the heat on the international front as the costs of economic mismanagement ten years ago come home to roost.

ONE MILLION demonstrators banging pots and pans marched through the streets of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, and other cities in protest at government policies.

The President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner – who won a second term in 2011 with a landslide victory - is now backed into a political corne...

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