By Guido Di Tella, Carlos Braun
Representing the speeches and papers given by means of ministers or different professionals on the symposium on Argentina's financial coverage 1946-1983 held in Toledo, Spain, this assortment spans either the commercial and political dimensions of the advance of Argentinian fiscal guidelines.
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The main thrust was the repression of the subversive movements through illegal paramilitary means, a repression that had started during the previous administration, and a liberalization of the economy. The first policies 'unloosened' prices but kept wages nominally fixed - later they were gradually freed. Major changes were avoided in most areas and what was called a 'gradual' policy was followed. The exchange rates were unified at the higher of the two rates and the black market disappeared, helped by the confidence that the new government inspired.
Perhaps the main reason for this was the internal disagreement among the ruling coalition and the failed takeover attempts, first from the left and later from the right attempts that in the face of increasing political violence and unrest shattered any credibility that the government might have had. BACK TO THE MILITARY. GENERAL JORGE R. VIDELA, 1976-81 The expected military coup took place finally in March 1976, and General Jorge Videla and Jose Martinez de Hoz were appointed as President and Economic Minister respectively.
And then I remarked: 'Mr President, this plan has been prepared with contributions from all the people here, and we are convinced that it can succeed in getting us out of our present plight. However, all this effort will be wasted unless the people lend us their understanding, consensus and support. ' 'We will achieve that,' was Per6n's reply. We handed him all our folders and in a couple of days Per6n himself had prepared his own crib for some radio lectures. He summed up the plan with political awareness, and in three radio broadcasts he asked for cooperation.