Does Argentina have the patience for Milei’s shock therapy?

Javier Milei was sworn in as Argentina’s president in December. He's referred to as El Loco (the madman) by his critics and many supporters. His promise to take a chainsaw to government in an attempt to solve rampant inflation, won over voters who'd had enough of the status quo. But do they have the patience for his economic shock therapy, and the pain he said would be felt before any benefits?The BBC's South America correspondent Ione Wells tells us what people in Argentina make of his first two months. And Evan Davis, former BBC economics editor, explains what the names of his four pet dogs tells us about his economic inspirations.The Global Story brings you trusted insights from BBC experts around the world, with Katya Adler. Is there a story where you are that we should be telling as part of The Global Story? Email us at [email protected] You can also message or leave a voice note on WhatsApp on +44 330 123 9480.Today’s podcast was made by Richard Moran and Jay Gardner. The technical producer was Sam Dickinson. The assistant editor is Sergi Forcada Freixas and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

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