Who is Javier Milei, Argentina’s market-friendly president

Argentina welcomed a new president on Dec. 10, who promised profound economic reforms in the country, such as dissolving the nation’s central bank, along with a number of other measures aimed at reducing the size and spending of the government.

His name is Javier Gerardo Milei, also known as “El Loco” (the crazy one), a nickname he earned at school due to his explosive personality. During his campaign, he pushed his “crazy” persona onto the stage, proposing disruptive measures to a population heavily burdened with a 161% annual inflation rate as of November.

His economic proposals are based on decades of experience as an economist, ranging from advising Argentina’s dictatorship…

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