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Demonstrators carry pictures of missing people during a march for the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 24 2024. Juan Ignacio Roncoroni / EPA

Argentina: Javier Milei’s government poses an urgent threat to human rights

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Argentina to commemorate victims of the country’s military dictatorship amid renewed concerns for human rights.
Do Argentinians have the patience for their new president’s shock therapy? Juan Ignacio Roncoroni / EPA

Javier Milei: Argentina’s new president presses ahead with economic ‘shock therapy’ as social unrest grows

Argentina is already feeling the sting of its new president’s policies – but Javier Milei is pressing ahead with ever-more radical plans to overhaul the economy.
Argentina’s new president, Javier Milei, arrives at the seat of government in Buenos Aires, accompanied by his sister Karina, on Dec. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Julian Bongiovanni)

Is Argentina’s new president, Javier Milei, a far-right leader? The answer is not simple

Some aspects of Argentine President Javier Milei’s programme resemble the far right, but others do not. Without excluding him from this movement, we should recognize there are differences.
Milei speaks at his campaign committee shortly after his victory in Sunday’s election: expectations that the radical president-elect will be moderate may not materialise. Natacha Pisarenko/ AP

The election of Javier Milei and the challenges of an impoverished Argentina

Milei won in 20 of the country’s 23 provinces. Tired of more than a decade of economic stagnation, Argentinians chose a radical ultra-liberal, who will need to articulate himself without losing his “anti-system” legitimacy

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