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Thousands march in Buenos Aires to protest Argentina's IMF credit bid

Saturday, May 26th 2018 - 08:32 UTC
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Thousands of Argentines on Friday protested the government’s bid to secure a credit line from the International Monetary Fund, which they blame for hardship during a past financial crisis. Opposition parties, unions, human rights organizations and artists took part in the march near the capital Buenos Aires’ emblematic obelisk, under the banner “the country is in danger.” Read full article


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  • Enrique Massot

    While thousands of Argentines marched on 9 de Julio Avenue, president Mauricio Macri marched, with his government team's long faces as only company, from Casa Rosada to the Metropolitan Cathedral to hear the traditional May 25 homily.

    There, Macri had to listen to Buenos Aires Cardinal Mario Poli speak about the situation many Argentines are currently enduring.

    “The indifference of the wealthy towards the poor does not escape to God's eyes,” Poli said.

    “The first duty of the State is to care for the citizens' life.” Copyright ©

    May 27th, 2018 - 04:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • port albert

    A good dose of commonsense to most Argentinos would perhaps allow them to realize that they, the majority of Argentinos are responsible for their bankrupt state. Not the IMF; not western capitalists but their own selfish and unprincipled behavior. Nothing will change until a strong dose of commonsense makes them realize that they created the situation and unless they change their attitude, it is impossible for politicians of principle such as Macri to lead them into the free, modern world. The rest of the Free World will continue to move on, with or without Argentina.

    May 27th, 2018 - 07:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Comrade Reeeeeeeeeekie, did I see you in the television protest coverage? No?

    Oh, that's right.

    You're in canuckistan.

    Have you ever been to rg in this millennium?


    May 27th, 2018 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Well, chronic, I commend you for at least try to valiantly do something for poor president Mauricio Macri. Keep it up - he needs you. Other fellow commentators seem to have nothing to say these days.

    In regards to your comment, I do trust my country people will be able to redress the current situation before it's too late - even without my help.

    Now, my memory is faltering me. Could you remind me of your place of residence? Was it Buenos Aires? Córdoba? Perhaps Mar del Plata or La Matanza?

    May 27th, 2018 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • chronic


    Not canuckistan, Reeeeeekie.

    May 27th, 2018 - 04:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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