Hammered on one side by runaway inflation of 25% and on the other side by government corruption, hundreds of Argentines took to the street last night outside of Congresso to voice their frustration.
While Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, enjoyed a surprise win in the election two years ago, voters are no longer willing to overlook some troubling signs.
The Argentine inflation is second only to Venezuela according to an article in The New York Times and the government has continued to rule with an iron hand that shows little tolerance for opponents, dissension and the news media.
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While the Argentine government has continued to stick with their story that the inflation rate is less than 10 percent, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and private economists say the government data is unreliable and the economy is in critical danger.