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

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

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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