Milei or Massa? Argentinians face tough choice amid economic crisis
17 November 2023 | 4:56 pm
As Argentina gets ready to vote for a new president, over 40 percent of its population live under the poverty line as their budgets are squeezed by triple digit inflation. The two candidates running for president – far-right libertarian outsider Javier Milei and ruling Peronist economy minister Sergio Massa – are offering radically different solutions.
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