Putting Argentina Back Together.

Putting Argentina Back Together.


Nobody is quite sure how President Néstor Kirchner plans to put his shattered country back together. His first three months in power have produced bombastic speeches and wellplaced political blows against a few pariahs - judges, generals and even the Iranian government - that have won him some of the legitimacy he was denied in May's bungled presidential elections. Yet Argentina is recovering faster than anyone expected from the hell of 2001-2002, when the government defaulted on $144 billion in debt, the currency slid 75% and the country plunged into its worst-ever economic depression. The economy should grow 5% this year -

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