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Argentina Freezes Some Government Salaries, Cuts Jobs in Austerity Push

Executive branch government employees in Argentina will get no pay raises this year and one out of every four “political positions” appointed by ministers will be cut, President Mauricio Macri said on Monday, deepening his austerity drive. The clampdown on political positions, including advisers appointed by government ministers, is viewed as an attack on a patronage system that has been in place for decades. The firings, expected to save $77 million a year, are symbolic of Macri's...

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