Mexican president calls on Argentine protestors to avoid violence

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday called on Argentine protestors to refrain from falling “into the trap of violence” during demonstrations against Argentine President Javier Milei’s recently announced economic reforms.

“There are many ways to protest; the best way is non-violent, peaceful civil resistance. This is effective and does not put people at risk,” the president told his daily press conference.

Unions and social organizations held a protest on Wednesday in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, which ended with at least six people arrested and a police officer injured after being hit by a bus as demonstrators dispersed.

Shortly after assuming the Argentine presidency on Dec. 10, Milei announced economic reforms, including a reduction in the number of national ministries and the devaluation of the national currency, among others.

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