Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s unpopular administration if facing an increasingly vocal population.
Her Peronist policies have predictably driven the economy into the ground, after irresponsible debt defaults, runaway inflation, and fascist private sector takeovers. Argentina was one of the richest in the world a century ago until it deteriorated due the successful implementation of “progressive” policies over the years.
After similar protests this year in September, Argentineans coordinated to converge this weekend in Buenos Aires on November the 8th, to give a face to their disapproval of the direction their leftist president has taken the country.
In Argentinean culture, the “cacerolazo” is a specific protest in which women bang pots and pans with ladles and large spoons to make noise. Much of the protest was organized via social media such as Twitter and Facebook, and was heavily driven by women performing their cacerolazos.