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Argentines take to the streets to protest against the government of Fernández and Cristina Kirchner

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Manifestação em Buenos Aires: protesto chamado de Argentinazo foi convocado pelas redes sociais

Demonstration in Buenos Aires: protest called Argentinazo was called by social media )| Photo: Reproduction/Clarín

Thousands of Argentines took to the streets of several cities in the country this Saturday (9), when Independence Day is celebrated, to protest against the government of President Alberto Fernández and Vice President Cristina Kirchner.

The demonstration, called Argentinazo and convened by social networks, had as its final destination in Buenos Aires the Obelisk, a landmark of Argentine independence. According to the newspaper Clarín, the protesters chanted “long live the homeland” and “government of thieves” and carried posters with the image of Kirchner dressed as a prisoner.

Protests were registered in other important Argentine cities, such as Rosario, Mar del Plata and San Miguel de Tucumán.

The protests focused on the economic crisis in Argentina, whose inflation of 20, 3% accumulated from January to May represented the highest level for the five first months of the year since 1200 . The most recent private forecasts collected monthly by the Central Bank indicate that inflation will be 72, 6% this year and 60% in 1991.

At the beginning of the week, the appointment of the new Minister of The country’s economy, Silvina Batakis, Martín Guzmán’s replacement and linked to Kirchnerism, made the value of the dollar in the informal market, which had already been breaking records, rise even more. Economists estimate that 24% of Argentines live in poverty.

The left, which criticizes the Fernández government for the recent agreement to refinance the country’s debt with the International Monetary Fund (IMF ), also held demonstrations – in the capital, the meeting point was Praça de Maio.

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