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Milei's ghost lingers over convention of rightwing leaders in BA

Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 12:55 UTC
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The Libertad y Democracia Group of center-rightwing leaders gathered in Buenos Aires Friday to express its support to opposition candidate Patricia Bullrich of Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) of former President Mauricio Macri, who co-chaired the event “The ideas of freedom in the politics of the future” with Chile's Sebastián Piñera. Read full article

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  • Brasileiro

    We are doing everything possible to ensure that Milei does not win the election, because I know that if he wins, Mercosur will be weakened and the South American union will be further away.

    The only people who can change are the Argentine people and we will respect the people's decision.

    Sep 24th, 2023 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Brasileiro

    I'm personally confused as there is a lot of mixed opinions regarding Milei.

    To quote from the press:

    “The Nobel-prize winning economist Simon Kuznets once analyzed the world's economies this way — he said there are four kinds of countries: developed, underdeveloped, Japan... and Argentina.

    If you want to understand what happens when inflation really goes off the rails, go to Argentina. Annual inflation there, over the past year, was 124 percent. Argentina's currency, the peso, is collapsing, its poverty rate is above 40 percent, and the country may be on the verge of electing a far right Libertarian president who promises to replace the peso with the dollar. Even in a country that is already deeply familiar with economic chaos, this is dramatic.”

    Time will tell...

    ¡Saludos de Panquehue!

    Sep 24th, 2023 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    Argy governments seem not to cares about a little economic collapse here and there, it's recovering the S. Atlantic that is important.

    That will solve all their problems.

    Well, at least then they wouldn’t have to watch in despair, the economic boom in the S. Atlantic, while they are sinking ever deeper into an economic mire.

    Sep 25th, 2023 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Pugol

    Perhaps Milei can ensure Dollarization of my Argentine neighbors...

    I personally hope they do not sink ever deeper into an economic mire...

    * * *

    Things personally have radically changed today, as Madame and our oldest daughter leave tonight for Cleveland Ohio.

    I'm back to La Dehesa (Santiago) to help organize for the coming week...

    ... Madame's suggested idea is to return to Valle Nevado...

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Sep 25th, 2023 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Chicureo
    I agree with your sentiment, I also have friends in Argentina and have no wish to see them or the rest of the population suffer.

    The dire and still worsening economic situation in Argentina does nobody in the region any good.

    The British/Kelpers have noticed that the worse the economic situation gets in Argentina, the more the Argy government’s talk/shout/cry about the Malvinas. Seems to be their ‘opiate for the masses’.

    However the reality is that it is the way the Argentine economy is heading and I have no idea whether dollarizing and closing the central bank will work.

    Nothing tried so far has worked, never even seen any kind of plan to even try and balance the books.

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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