Argentina’s Milei leaves for Israel and to meet Pope at Vatican


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February 5, 2024 — Buenos Aires (AFP) Argentina's libertarian President Javier Milei left Monday on a trip to Israel, which he sees as a key ally, and the Vatican where he will meet with Pope Francis. The 53-year-old Milei, an outsider who rode a wave of fury against Argentina's traditional parties to win power, left on a commercial flight accompanied by his sister Karina, who is his closest aide, and Foreign Minister Diana Mondino. It is his first official trip, aside from a whirlwind stop at the Davos economic forum in Switzerland last month where he delivered a fiery speech...