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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
Lithium, essential for EV batteries, could be South America’s white gold. AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

‘Global China’ is a big part of Latin America’s renewable energy boom, but homegrown industries and ‘frugal innovation’ are key

China is a major investor in Latin America’s renewable energy and critical minerals like lithium, but countries like Chile are also taking steps to secure their own clean energy future.

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