The Court hands Argentine government a corrective

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  On August 18, the Supreme Court of Argentina ruled in favor of consumers by annulling price increases for natural gas dictated by the government in March. The unanimous decision by the Court simply says that the government is under a constitutional obligation to consult consumers before setting new prices. The implications of this ruling, like most things in Argentina, are less straightforward.   The ruling The ruling is based on article 42 of the Constitution that says that consumers are entitled to receive adequate information on and participate in decisions pertaining to public services, rights that are further legislated by law 24076 that stipulates that ...