The Argentine science and technology crisis

In 2017, the science and technology (S&T) sector suffered a 9% budget cut, reaching the historical minimum of 0.59% of the national budget. In this complex economic and political context, we present a detailed chronology of recent events and describe the inner structure and functionality of the S&T sector. Short and long-term consequences of this defunding policy, such as loss of jobs, dismantling of workgroups and complete disappearance of research lines are discussed.