Argentine President gets little change from currency swap

Argentina’s Libertarian President, Javier Milei, is close to replacing the Peso with the US Greenback. Calling the Argentine Peso a ‘museum piece,’ Milei believes hard economic shock therapy and adopting the US dollar will calm one of the most volatile economies in the world.

The government’s plan to adopt the dollar, privatize key industries and slash spending in key sectors has brought about protests across the country.

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First aired on The Wire, Saturday 5 July 2024