Argentina: President Macri's pro-business policies spark protests

Since he took office in December, Argentina's centre-right President Mauricio Macri has introduced a series of free-market pro-business policies. Macri has removed foreign exchange controls, reduced agricultural export tariffs and cut state subsidies for electricity, gas, and water.


The new president is hoping to attract foreign investors and move on from the years of protectionist policies under his predecessor Cristina Kirchner. But so far, his reforms are meeting with resistance and have failed to kick-start growth. Our reporters spoke to Argentinians who say the reforms are too drastic and who are struggling to adapt to the abrupt changes.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Aline Schmidt and Claire Pryde.

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