In Latin America, restrictive monetary policies, as the effective and relevant means to control and reduce inflation, is a decision that is not objected to by governing boards or central banks.
The inflation figure to be reported soon by Indec is expected to be equivalent to the one that, in the past, led to fears of a hyperinflationary spiral.
High profits for some business groups show that under high inflation not everyone loses.
After the economic expansion and relative recovery recorded in 2021, the region will return to the low growth due to the repercussions of the war between Russia and Ukraine.
In July 2022, the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) had an annualized variation of 8.15%. It was the highest rate in Mexico in the 21st century.
The social outburst is a product of a sharp rise in the costs of living, stark evidence of social inequality, and a decline in the credibility of the government, both for signs of corruption and for its clumsy crisis handling.
When in 2019 Sebastián Piñera referred to Chile as an oasis in the middle of a Latin America faced with great economic and political adversities, he could have never imagined the events that would follow.
If the inflation unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic was considered transitory, the inflationary pressure that is now being detected is evidence of a structural nature. The world economy is entering a new stage, one of higher inflation.