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Thousands march in Argentina to protest government’s deal with IMF

Christian Fernsby |
Thousands of people took to the streets of Argentina’s capital Tuesday to protest against the government’s recent debt deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Topics: ARGENTINA   

Answering a call by leftist political and social organizations, they gathered in Buenos Aires and marched from the city center to Plaza de Mayo, where the presidential palace is located.

Chanting anti-IMF slogans, the protestors demanded that the government cut ties with the institution.

Meanwhile, Argentina has joined China’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative, which includes more than $23 billion in investment and cooperation agreements, the government announced Sunday.

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing, according to the statement. Fernandez has accepted his country's participation in the infrastructure initiative, which encourages trade and investment partnerships with more than 140 countries. It will allow his country to conclude various investment and cooperation agreements.


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