Argentina is in the throes of a financial crisis. President Macri is trying to negotiate a loan from the International Monetary Fund, but could that just make matters worse?
Inflation has hit 25 percent, the Argentine peso has lost about 20 percent of its value against the US dollar, and the federal budget is in deficit. The government hopes the IMF loan will get the country back on track.
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.
Argentina's central bank has performed a series of rapid-fire rate hikes to help stabilize the national currency. The country wants to prevent a repeat of its 2001-2 economic crisis that left its population in poverty.
Thousands have demonstrated across Argentina demanding the government come clean over the disappearance of an activist for indigenous Mapuche rights in Patagonia. The case has stirred up memories of an autocratic past.
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