Teach Your Children: Behind Argentina’s Quiet Rebellion

By Eduardo Levy Yeyati

A fight over school closures may define politics – and society itself – for the foreseeable future.

Listen to a conversation with Eduardo Levy Yeyati on the Americas Quarterly Podcast BUENOS AIRES – What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, President Alberto Fernández saw his popularity soar to record highs as he guided Argentina through the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, with the country struggling with a brutal second wave and a scarcity of vaccines, his approval rating has fallen by half. Meanwhile, the Treasury, shut out of international capital markets, has exhausted its short-run resources, including monetary expansion that pushed inflation from 36%...

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