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Outgoing President Mauricio Macri's legacy is 16 million Argentineans living in poverty and 3.6 million in extreme poverty.

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Since taking office in December, Lopez Obrador, a leftist, has rolled out a string of welfare programs for the poor and the elderly, cut salaries for top civil servants

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The plan has existed for 8 months since April, and the 11,947 affiliated people so far have been workers aged 40 or over, and with an average salary of about US$280 per month.

The protests will continue while the government refuses to set up a proper negotiation table including the Interior Minister or the President of the Republic, said Indigenous leaders.

The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister questioned the OACHD report, which referred to the repression of protesters during the October demonstrations. 

A federal judge has acquitted former presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff of the charge of association to commit crimes.

“Two issues that must be discussed are the introduction of arms and dollars, and of course drugs,” Lopez Obrador said during his regular morning news conference. “There must be cooperation on those issues.”

The survey highlighted that 79 percent of respondents believe that the situation in the country is getting worse and only 11 percent feel optimistic about the government measures.

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