Thousands of people took to the streets to demand the creation of an “international income” amid the country’s economic crisis.

Thousands of people took to the streets in Buenos Aires on Thursday to demand the establishment of a “universal income” in Argentina, which faces an economic crisis with inflation that has pushed many families into poverty, Agerpres reported, AFP reported. .

Demonstrators gathered under the windows of the presidential palace, where center-left President Alberto Fernandez was speaking with Economy Minister Silvina Patakis, who opposes such a move, amid rumors of a government reshuffle.

“Poverty has taken over the country,” Monika Sulle, head of the Socialist Workers’ Movement, complained to AFP.

The creation of a universal income has been demanded for weeks by far-left groups that were once close to the ruling coalition but now oppose the government as the economic and social situation worsens.

They estimate that the value of universal income would be the equivalent of two basic food baskets for an adult, which is about 67,000 pesos (490 euros) for everyone on low incomes.

Argentina has one of the highest inflation rates in the world, at 36% in the first half of the current year, and poverty affects 37% of its 45 million people.

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