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Argentina's Bloated Public Payroll a Thorn in Macri's Side

Roberto Sanchez faced death threats, tire-burning protesters and a siege of his town hall last month after taking power as mayor in a backwater town in northern Argentina and vowing to reduce the bloated public sector work force. Voted in on a ticket for the center-right "Let's Change" alliance of President-elect Mauricio Macri, Sanchez opened the books to discover the ruling Peronist party mayor he replaced had dished out hundreds of jobs and inflated the wage bill. In...

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