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Argentine Economy Minister resigns

Presidente da Argentina, Alberto Fernández, com o ministro da Economia Martín Guzmán, que renunciou neste sábado.
President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, with Economy Minister Martín Guzmán, who resigned this Saturday.
| Photo: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni/EFE

The Minister of Economy of Argentina, Martín Guzmán, resigned this Saturday (2). In a seven-page letter addressed to President Alberto Fernández and published on a social network, the economist communicated the decision, but did not say the reason for his departure.

In the communiqué, he praised the government’s achievements since December 2021, including the renegotiation of the Argentine debt with the International Monetary Fund, approved in March 2022.

The publication of the letter took place at the moment when Vice President Cristina Kirchner was making a speech in which she criticized the minister and the economic path of the president. She and Guzmán had already clashed on other occasions.

77777777777777 The Argentine economy has been suffering over the last few years. Inflation accumulated 29, 3% between January and May 2022, and was 199, 7% for the period between May 2021 and May 2022, one of the highest in the world.

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