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Populist Argentinian President Milei tells CPAC not to be fooled by 'siren calls' of social justice

Milei went so far as to refer to socialism as a "murderous" agenda. 

Published: February 24, 2024 6:43pm

Argentinian President Javier Milei delivered a rousing indictment against socialism  and social justice, telling Americans at the CPAC conference Saturday that such ideologies helped ruin his country. 

"Don't let the siren calls of social justice fool you," Milei said during his speech. "I come from a country that bought all those stupid ideas."

He explained in great detail during his speech how Argentina's government embraced socialism and its policies and it resulted in hyperinflation, overregulation and many people going hungry. 

Milei went so far as to refer to socialism as a "murderous" agenda and told attendees to stay as far away from government regulation as possible.  

Last year, Argentina elected the conservative populist Milei as president. He has been compared to former President Donald Trump in his campaign promises and style.

Some campaign promises Milei made while running for president included privatizing companies and dramatically slashing government spending.

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