Protesters return to the streets to protest against economic crisis in Argentina

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Demonstrators returned to the streets of Argentina this Wednesday (17) to protest against economic measures imposed by President Alberto Fernandez.

They ask for joint action by the federal government to contain the crisis that affects the country. Inflation, which reached a 70% high in the annual comparison and took away purchasing power from Argentines, is one of the biggest complaints.

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Earlier, the government announced an increase in water, electricity and gas tariffs by up to 150%.

The decision puts pressure on the country’s new economy minister, Sérgio Massa, who replaced the far-left minister Silvina Batakis.

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Massa was president of the Chamber of Deputies and a member of the Frente de Todos government coalition before taking office.

According to projections, inflation in the country is likely to reach 90% by the end of the year.

(published by Tiago Tortella, from CNN )

Source: CNN Brasil

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