From: The Stream

The weight of economic reform in Argentina

Who benefits from President Macri’s economic balancing act?

Argentines are mobilising on and offline to voice their concerns over President Mauricio Macri’s economic policies. Rising unemployment and steep tax hikes on basic services are just some of the issues hitting home for many. The president says the reforms are needed to move the country forward. But critics argue these measures are negatively impacting low-income families, many of whom are already struggling to make ends meet.


We look at the challenges citizens are facing and find out what’s being done to address the needs of the country’s most vulnerable. 

In this episode of The Stream: 

Mark Weisbrot @MarkWeisbrot
Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

Ivan Petrella @ipetrella 
Secretary for Federal Integration and International Cooperation, Ministry of Culture

Juan Marino @JuanMarinoTPR
Activist, Tendencia Piquetera Revolucionaria (TPR)

Mariano López Seoane

Assistant Professor in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, NYU 

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