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Thousands march against soaring costs of public utilities in Argentina
January 11, 2019

In Argentina, thousands of people have taken to the streets in demonstrations to protest against the soaring costs of public utilities and transportation under President Mauricio Macri’s austerity program.

According to local media, President Macri has slashed government subsidies for public utilities to reduce the country’s chronic fiscal deficit, pushing electricity and gas rates up by more than 2,000 percent since the start of his term.