The MO of the IMF is to bribe individuals in government to sign for odious loans to create things useful to IMF associates to be staffed cheaply by subjects misrepresented by the government in question.
The IMF then charges the nation and its citizens for having given the IMF the place in question because doing so has “given the citizenry jobs”–that is, it has forced the citizens to work for the associates of the IMF. The associates pay the locals enough to pay some small fraction of the loan interest, allowing the principal to increase steadily and to be forgiven partly, in drips and drabs, and conditionally–assuming that the locals obey the IMF associates and serve them.
This is called a “free market,” maybe because anyone otherwise free might be forced to participate, or ,maybe because freedom can be bought and sold so quickly and so cheaply–unless, of course, one plans on buying one’s own.
Argentina has gone through just such a cycle within human memory. Macri is in the process of selling them into what promises to be another half century of poverty. Unrest does not begin to do the response justice.