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The Presidential Candidate Who Wants to Put Argentina Through Shock Therapy

February 08, 2019

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BUENOS AIRES - Argentine economist José Luis Espert once described President Mauricio Macri’s political movement as “kirchnerism with good manners,” a dig at a coalition whose very name – Cambiemos, or Let’s Change – sought to differentiate itself from Macri’s predecessors. Now a presidential candidate himself, Espert wants to make government a lot less polite.

“We need to lay off approximately 1.5 million public employees,” Espert, the...

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