When President Mauricio Macri came to power in 2015, he inherited a bad economy from his predecessor. Now he's left a more messed up economy for his successor, while public anger has reached a tipping point.
The strike to protest the government's inability to reduce inflation has paralysed public transport while all flights to and from the country's airports were cancelled. Banks, schools and universities remained closed.
Former Argentine president and current Senator Cristina Kirchner enjoys partial immunity shields her from imprisonment, as she faces another corruption investigation in which she is accused of having received tens of millions of dollars in bribes.
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