Argentina Needs More Than a ‘Super-Minister’ to Save Its Economy

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President Alberto Fernandez looks on before the swearing-in of his new Economy Minister Silvina Batakis at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 4, 2022 (AP photo by Natacha Pisarenko).
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Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has spent his entire term renegotiating and re-renegotiating the terms of the country’s debt, a process that has seen two economy ministers leave office. No politician on the left, center or right wants to make the necessary, but unpopular, decisions the economy needs.

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