Top anti-inflation official in Argentina resigns as prices surge

  BUENOS AIRES Reuters – A senior official in Argentina charged with leading government efforts to tame skyhigh inflation resigned on Monday due to differences over how to contain steadily creeping prices, which have hobbled the countrys economy.

  Annual inflation in the South American nation reached 58 in April, as many food and energy prices surged in the aftermath of Russias invasion of Ukraine, with some analysts predicting consumer prices will jump 70 later this year.

  Domestic Trade Minister Roberto Feletti announced his move in a post on Twitter along with his resignation letter after serving a little more than seven months in the post and citing policy “discrepancies” but without going into detail.

  Last week, the ministry Feletti led was folded into the economy ministry, as internal tensions within the centerleft ruling Peronists of President Alberto Fernandez have spilled out into public.

  In a statement issued later on Monday, Guillermo Hang, a central bank official, was named the new domestic trade minister.

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