The Presidential Candidate Who Wants to Put Argentina Through Shock Therapy

image

Read more about Argentina’s upcoming elections

BUENOS AIRES – Argentine economist José Luis Espert once described President Mauricio Macri’s political movement as “kirchnerism with good manners,” a dig at a coalition whose very name – Cambiemos, or Let’s Change – sought to differentiate itself from Macri’s predecessors. Now a presidential candidate himself, Espert wants to make government a lot less polite.

“We need to lay off approximately 1.5 million public employees,” Espert, the…

Read this article on the Americas Quarterly website. | Subscribe to AQ.

Past

View All