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Tag: Food emergency

  • Thursday, September 19th 2019 - 11:24 UTC

    Senate passes emergency food bill in Argentina

     Salta Senator Maria Cristina Fiore Vinuales denounced some people were eating once a day or not at all.

    Argentina's Senate Wednesday passed the food emergency bill submitted by the opposition parties as protests mount against the inflationary policies carried out by the administration of President Mauricio Macri, who is yet to sign the draft into law and has hinted he would do so without exerting his veto powers.

  • Thursday, September 12th 2019 - 15:46 UTC

    Thousands camping in downtown Buenos Aires waiting for Congress to pass the food emergency bill

    The demonstrators, who plan to camp for 48 hours in the heart of the city, say rampant inflation has left many of the poorest Argentines struggling to buy food.

    Thousands of protesters camped on Wednesday in downtown Buenos Aires to demand that Argentina declare a food emergency as the economic crisis deepened just weeks ahead of the presidential election.

  • Thursday, February 14th 2019 - 10:15 UTC

    “Food emergency” demand march in Argentine cities

     Since President Macri came to power in 2015, electricity bills have gone up 210% and gas 300%, following on the removal of significant subsidies

    Thousands took to the streets in 50 Argentine cities and towns Wednesday demanding that the government declare a “food emergency” and put an end to suffocating price increases. Since President Mauricio Macri came to power in 2015, electricity bills have gone up 210% and gas 300%. The government blamed the increase on the removal of significant subsidies in place under the previous administration.