Biden issues delayed con­grat­u­la­tions to Argenti­na’s Pres­i­dent-elect Javier Milei

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden spoke to Argenti­na’s Pres­i­dent-elect Javier Milei Wednes­day and con­grat­u­lat­ed him on his elec­tion, accord­ing to the White House.
Milei, an econ­o­mist and con­tro­ver­sial lib­er­tar­i­an, defeat­ed Argenti­na’s incum­bent Min­is­ter of Econ­o­my, Ser­gio Mas­sa, in the sec­ond round of the coun­try’s gen­er­al elec­tion on Nov. 19. Milei ran heav­i­ly against infla­tion­ary gov­ern­ment spend­ing and abor­tion pro­tec­tions and vowed to legal­ize the sale of firearms.
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“The pres­i­dent applaud­ed the con­duct of the elec­tion as a tes­ta­ment to the strength of Argentina’s demo­c­ra­t­ic insti­tu­tions,” the White House said in a state­ment. “The two lead­ers dis­cussed the impor­tance of con­tin­u­ing to build on the strong rela­tion­ship between the Unit­ed States and Argenti­na on eco­nom­ic issues, on region­al and mul­ti­lat­er­al coop­er­a­tion, and on shared pri­or­i­ties, includ­ing advo­cat­ing for the pro­tec­tion of human rights, address­ing food inse­cu­ri­ty and invest­ing in clean ener­gy.”
The pres­i­dent fre­quent­ly speaks to and con­grat­u­lates for­eign lead­ers on their suc­cess­ful elec­tions, and White House offi­cials were pressed Mon­day …