Investment in innovation has long-term benefits. This is one of the reasons governments fund scientific research. These investments have an undeniable impact on research projects. However, the cuts in government research funding are fueling a growing crisis in science in Latin America. Scientists in the region face low salaries, underfunding, and a plague of bureaucracy, all of which is leading to brain drain of scholars and the effects are being felt. Although the number of Argentinian PhD scholars has increased significantly, only half have been employed in Argentina’s scientific system. About 20% of PhD scholars have left the country and the remaining are choosing other careers.