A Libertarian Shakes Up Argentina

Javier Milei waves to his supporters from a balcony of the government palace after taking office as president on December 10, 2023. Photo credit: Florencia Martin/dpa via Reuters Connect.

Promising libertarian economic shock therapy and a new foreign policy, President Javier Milei is taking Argentina’s political scene by storm.  A Mandate for Change With an eleven-percentage point electoral victory on November 19, President Milei claims a mandate for radical change. His inauguration speech on December 10 broke with a tradition of addressing the legislature. […]