Argentina's new president Mauricio Macri has vowed to open up the economy. He's begun by cutting export tax on meat - claiming the move could double food production. But not everyone is pleased about plans to beef up exports.
Argentina's parliament has approved a pension reform bill following violent protests in the capital, Buenos Aires. More than 150 people were injured in the clashes.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri's center-right coalition has clenched a major victory in midterm elections. Viewed as a referendum on his pro-business reforms, the results allow him to continue his economic agenda.
Argentina has blocked entry to anti-globalization activists ahead of its hosting of a key World Trade Organization meeting. The WTO agenda includes ways to stem over-fishing and safeguards for online trading.
Demonstrators clashed with police in Buenos Aires as the city came to an utter standstill during a 24-hour general strike. Workers feel that the free market policies of President Macri have exacerbated income inequality.
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