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Argentina Marks 202 Years of Independence Rejecting IMF Deal

As Argentina commemorated its declaration of independence on July 9, social movements and opposition legislators organized a march under the banner "the homeland doesn't surrender" to reject President Mauricio Macri's austerity and the recently signed deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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“On independence day Dujovne (minister of the treasury) is in New York on his knees before the bankers, promising we will follow the IMF’s plan. Meanwhile, in the streets, the homeland is alive, the homeland is standing,” legislator Lucila Masin said via Twitter.
“On independence day Dujovne (minister of the treasury) is in New York on his knees before the bankers, promising we will follow the IMF’s plan. Meanwhile, in the streets, the homeland is alive, the homeland is standing,” legislator Lucila Masin said via Twitter. Photo:@LuciMasin
Worker poses with a coffin that reads "dignified work."
Worker poses with a coffin that reads "dignified work." Photo:Reuters
"No more hunger." Argentina is experiencing soaring inflation paired with massive layoffs as part of the government
"No more hunger." Argentina is experiencing soaring inflation paired with massive layoffs as part of the government's austerity measuress. Photo:Union leader Hugo Yaski
The Front for the Elderly of the Campora rejects the deal with the IMF.
The Front for the Elderly of the Campora rejects the deal with the IMF. Photo:Legislator Luana Volnovich
The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo participated in the protest. "357 reasons to say no to the IMF. #WeAreTelam," in reference to the number of public media workers recently fired.
The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo participated in the protest. "357 reasons to say no to the IMF. #WeAreTelam," in reference to the number of public media workers recently fired. Photo:Legislator Horacio Pietregalla
Smaller demonstrations were also held in other Argentine cities, including Tucuman, where Argentina declared its independence.
Smaller demonstrations were also held in other Argentine cities, including Tucuman, where Argentina declared its independence. Photo:@eltanomdp
“Let’s break the shackles of a swift and brutal cycle of external indebtedness that seeks to condemn generations of Argentines to pay for the businesses made by the few,” the organizations said.
“Let’s break the shackles of a swift and brutal cycle of external indebtedness that seeks to condemn generations of Argentines to pay for the businesses made by the few,” the organizations said. Photo:Norberto Noto
"The homeland is in danger. No to the IMF."
"The homeland is in danger. No to the IMF." Photo:@VMainumby
Published 10 July 2018
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