“Afuera [Out]!” shouts Javier Milei as he rips up a card labelled ministry of tourism. “Afuera!” Down goes the ministry of culture. “Afuera!” The ministry for the environment & sustainable development hits the deck.

As president of Argentina, Milei followed through on warnings. He dissolved ministries, slashed red tape for business and took a chainsaw to spending. The result: Argentina’s first monthly budget surplus in more than a decade this January. ..

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