Milei will meet with IMF ahead of board decision on loan

Argentine opposition leader calls central bank “thieves” and repeats pledge to abolish it

Central Bank of Argentina
Rachael King

The International Monetary Fund will meet Argentine presidential candidate Javier Milei on August 18, five days before a decision on the country’s next loan instalment.

Milei has pledged to abolish Argentina’s central bank, which he recently accused it of a “swindle”, and has floated the possibility of dollarising the economy. Online newspaper Infobae reported he will meet with Rodrigo Valdés, head of the IMF’s western hemisphere department.

Alejandro Werner, the former western hemisphere head

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