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  Argentina information - Search.com
Argentina is a country in South America, situated between the Andes peaks in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south.
Argentina was the only Latin American country to participate in the 1991 Gulf War under mandate of the United Nations and in every phase of the Haiti operation.
Argentina Claims the sovereignty of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, the South Shetland Islands, the South Sandwich Islands and almost 1 milion square kilometres in Antarctica, between the 25ºW and the 74ºW meridians and the 60ºS parallel.
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  Argentina - Netencyclo, l'encyclopédie française : Argentina
Argentina occupies a continental surface area of 2,791,810 km² (1,078,000 sq mi) between the Andes mountain range in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south.
Argentina's political framework is a federal presidential representative democratic republic, in which the President of Argentina is both head of state and head of government, complemented by a pluriform multi-party system.
Argentina was the only country from Latin America to participate in the 1991 Gulf War under mandate of the United Nations, and in every phase of the Haiti operation.
www.netencyclo.com /en/Argentina   (6396 words)

 Argentina's Elections
Many sectors from Argentina's social movements generated this campaign, arguing that the elections were a fraudulent attempt for politicians to regain trust and create an illusion of a nation without social conflict.
IMF imposed austerity measures and the speculation of a peso devaluation led to an economic paralysis.
These elections were an attempt by the state to recover lost legitimacy and reflect only a superficial change.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /South_America/Argentina's_Elections.html   (1495 words)

 Kirk Sherr: "Argentina Presidential Elections and Beyond"
Argentina, with a population of 38 million, is Latin America’s third largest economy and has one of the highest per capita incomes in the region.
Argentina is also an important recipient of foreign investment from the U.S., having garnered nearly $3 billion per year on average during the late 1990’s.
The country was in the midst of a four-year tailspin that began in 1999, leading to the cancellation of the peso peg to the dollar, a near 50% decline in foreign reserves from 2001 to 2002 and poverty rates above 57% at the end of 2002.
www.ffip.com /infobriefs041803.htm   (1956 words)

 History of Argentina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
By 1859 the unity of Argentina was generally although it would be two decades before centralists completed their victory over the federalists.
Argentina was neutral during most of the Second World War ; much of the public sympathized with Axis Powers but towards the end of the Argentina entered on the Allied side.
This alternative to two traditional political parties in Argentina is strong in Buenos Aires but as yet the national infrastructure of the Peronists and In an important development in Argentina's political all three major parties in the 1999 race espoused free market economic policies.
www.freeglossary.com /History_of_Argentina   (2370 words)

 The Ultimate Argentina - American History Information Guide and Reference
Argentina is a country in southern South America, situated between the Andes in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east.
Argentina's parliament is the bicameral National Congress or Congreso de la Nación, consisting of a senate (Senado) of 72 seats and a Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) of 257 members.
Argentina has sound fundamentals and should continue to perform well in 2004, with growth projected to be 9%.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Argentina   (3388 words)

 Education Template
Argentina is a plain, rising from the Atlantic to the Chilean border and the towering Andes peaks.
Argentina occupies a continental surface of 2.791.810 square kilometers, with an extension of 3.800 km from the north to the south and 1.425 km from east to west.
Politically, Argentina is a federal republic, divided in 23 provinces and a federal district, that corresponds to the Federal Capital or the center of Buenos Aries.
www.consulateargentina-chicago.org   (399 words)

 History of Argentina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From 1880 to 1930 Argentina became one of the world's 10 wealthiest nations based on rapid expansion of agriculture and foreign investment in infrastructure.
The Radicals, with their emphasis on fair elections and democratic institutions, opened their doors to Argentina's rapidly expanding middle class as well as to groups previously excluded from power.
Rodriguez Saa announced immediately that Argentina would default on its international debt obligations, but expressed his commitment to maintain the currency board and the peso's 1-to-1 peg to the dollar.
www.historyofnations.net /southamerica/argentina.html   (1509 words)

 Argentina at AllExperts
Argentina's political framework is a federal presidential representative democratic republic, in which the President of Argentina is both head of state and head of government, complemented by a pluriform multi-party system.
Argentina claims the sovereignty of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, the South Shetland Islands, the South Sandwich Islands and almost 1 million km² in Antarctica, between the 25°W and the 74°W meridians and the 60°S parallel.
Argentina is nearly 3,700 km long from north to south, and 1,400 km from east to west (maximum values).
en.allexperts.com /e/a/ar/argentina.htm   (4347 words)

 Argentina: Elections show the need for a socialist alternative
The first round of Presidential elections in Argentina have left former Peronist President Carlos Menem in a run off with the government backed Néstor Kirchner, also a Peronist standing for the Unión de Centro Democrático.
While it is unlikely Zamora would have won the elections, through the election campaign he could have used his influence to mobilise thousands of workers and youth and taken the necessary steps to form the outline of a new mass socialist workers party that could offer an alternative.
Whoever wins the elections will be faced with a continuing social and economic crisis and further splits and divisions amongst the political parties.
www.socialistworld.net /eng/2003/04/28argentia.html   (1242 words)

Argentina is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its history.
The situation is especially tragic because Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world during the early twentieth century.
When discussions began in late January, the IMF stated that the three main obstacles to an agreement were the Economic Subversion law, Argentina’s Bankruptcy law, and the lack of a coordinated economic policy framework encompassing both the provinces and the federal government.
www.gwu.edu /~clai/commentaries/argentina.htm   (925 words)

 Argentina (11/06)
Argentina's population is overwhelmingly Catholic, but it also has the largest Jewish population in Latin America, estimated between 280,000 to 300,000 strong, and is home to one of the largest Islamic mosques in Latin America.
Argentina's constitution of 1853, as revised in 1994, mandates a separation of powers into executive, legislative, and judicial branches at the national and provincial level.
Argentina is a participant in the Three Plus One regional mechanism (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and the U.S.), which focuses on possible terrorist-related activity in the tri-border region.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/26516.htm   (5237 words)

 Argentina: The early elections and the tasks of the revolutionaries
By bringing forward the date of elections, the Argentine ruling class is looking to buy time by releasing some of the pressure that has built up over the recent period and by diverting the attention of the masses from their most pressing problems.
However, the reality is that Argentina's current disastrous situation is largely the fault of this so-called "saviour" who sold off the country's wealth to the multinationals, which, before the economic crisis set in three years ago, spent the whole time sending capital and profits outside of the country.
Argentina and many other countries with bourgeois-democratic systems have seen many a constituent assembly down the years that have never changed the fundamental structures of capitalism as they have left its foundations intact, e.g.
www.marxist.com /Latinam/argentina_early_elections.html   (5974 words)

 Argentina Elections: Government Defeat as Recession turns to Slump
October's elections have highlighted an enormous discontent in Argentinean society, with a ruling class divided amongst itself, and most importantly, the fact that millions of workers and youth are looking for a left alternative to the crisis facing the nation.
In Argentina, the working class finds itself divided between various diverse organisations, from the parties of the far-left to parties which come from the traditions of populism like the PJ and FREPASO - from the flying pickets and workers' assemblies to the traditional Peronist trade union organisations.
The perspective for Argentina is one of sharpening class struggle, and this situation will create the conditions for a major regrouping of the working class through a process of a splits and fusions of its mass organisations.
www.marxist.com /Latinam/argentina_elections.html   (1656 words)

 Politics of Argentina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Argentina's two largest political parties are the Justicialist Party (Partido Justicialista, or PJ), which evolved out of Juan Perón's efforts in the 1940s to expand the role of labor in the political process (see Peronism), and the Radical Civic Union (Unión Cívica Radical, or UCR), founded in 1890.
López Murphy came third in the last presidential elections, with a platform that emphasized a fight against corruption and for transparency, attempting to appeal to voters who were content with the neo-liberal outlook of the 1990s but would not give their vote to a candidate they viewed as corrupt (Carlos Menem).
Some of the most important political pressure groups in Argentina are: the Argentine Association of Pharmaceutical Labs (CILFA); the Argentine Industrial Union (manufacturers' association); Argentine Rural Society (large landowners' association); the Armed Forces; the General Confederation of Labor or CGT (Peronist-leaning umbrella labor organization); the Roman Catholic Church; students.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Argentina   (2370 words)

 Argentina; Klein : Elections vs. Democracy in Argentina : Argentina Indymedia (( i ))   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Argentina's screaming and pot banging went on, and on, and on.
Fair enough, but as the elections took on a life of their own, the unions and assemblies began to seem out of step.
The legitimacy of the elections was thus left dangerously uncontested, and the dream of a new kind of democracy utterly unrepresented.
argentina.indymedia.org /news/2003/05/108905.php   (2155 words)

 ARGENTINA: parliamentary elections Cámara de Diputados, 2001
Elections were held to renew one-half (127) of the seats in the Chamber of Deputies on the normal expiry of the members' term of office.
Elections for the Senate and for one-half of the Chamber of Deputies were held on 14 October 2001.
These elections were seen as the first national test of the two-year-old administration of President de la Rua.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/arc/2011_01.htm   (384 words)

 Elections around the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This election was the first time that parties were allowed to post representatives at all 40 000 polling stations as well as being given the vote tallies at the end of polling.
Unless the presidential elections provide Indonesia with a strong president, probably from one of the larger parties, then the legislative process may become progressively cumbersome and subject to delays.
European Parliament elections map allows you to click on any of the 25 countries involved in the vote, to see candidate names, distribution of current MEPs by party in the European Parliament, and analysis.
www.aph.gov.au /library/intguide/POL/WorldElections.htm   (3308 words)

 Observing Elections
Under the terms of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, the OAS member states are responsible for holding free and fair elections, and they may seek advisory services or assistance from the OAS to strengthen their electoral institutions and processes.
In response to an invitation by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council, the OAS is expected to observe parliamentary elections scheduled for December 4.
The OAS sent a technical mission to be present during the country’s August 7 municipal elections and to begin preparations for a possible observation process in December.
www.oas.org /key_issues/eng/GAelections.htm   (884 words)

With national elections pending in late April and ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund to eke payments on a crushing national debt, Argentina founders in the aftermath of last winter’s brutal political collapse and economic default.
Argentina’s worst losses are its loss of brains, for emigration remains the viable option for Argentines with a level of preparation or aspiration with which to improve and grow.
An unforeseen turn came in early March for Argentina’s current negotiations with the IMF, which seem based on the dual delays of debt management and of passing things on to the new government (the hope is that elections will somehow render it legitimate and effective).
www.thebrooklynrail.org /express/april03/argentina.html   (1913 words)

 AEI - Short Publications
Since elections are a long way off--October 11 of next year--it is far too early to predict the ultimate consequences of Menem’s withdrawal.
Argentina’s culture is manic-depressive; at the present moment, it is on its downward curve.
In the end, these elections are bound to serve two purposes: (1) to determine just how far a candidate for the presidency needs (or dares) to veer from a commitment to economic reform to get elected and (2) to demonstrate after afterwards just how firmly Menem’s legacy is grounded in Argentina’s political system.
www.aei.org /publications/filter.social,pubID.17599/pub_detail.asp   (1940 words)

 Psephos - Adam Carr's Election Archive
For the 7 November 2006 United States legislative election, final figures for the Senate and House, plus updated maps of House districts, are now available.
Elections in the rest of Tanzania have been postponed to 14 December, due to the death of a candidate.
23 October: the Argentinian legislative election, the supporters of Peronist President Nestor Kirchner have won a majority in the Senate and are the largest party in the Chamber of Deputies.
psephos.adam-carr.net   (2784 words)

 CNN.com - Argentina presidential elections set for March 3 - December 21, 2001
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (CNN) -- With its economy in tatters and the nation shaken by deadly protests, Argentina's interim president said he was stepping aside.
Some lawmakers from his Radical Civic Union Party were pushing for a coalition government, or "government of national salvation," that could reach a consensus on what steps should be taken to rescue Argentina from its economic and political crises.
Argentina, with an unemployment rate of nearly 20 percent, is edging closer to defaulting on its $132 billion debt -- which would be the world's biggest debt default -- following a four-year recession.
www.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/americas/12/21/argentina.crisis/index.html   (530 words)

 Argentina - Presidential Elections - Economic Crisis - Worldpress.org
Argentina is limping toward ahead-of-schedule elections to replace the caretaker regime of President Eduardo Duhalde.
The elections, which were originally scheduled for September 2003, were subsequently brought forward to March 2003.
Whether or not the IMF finally decides to bail out the country, it most certainly will be the target of growing criticism by politicians from the center to the left, due to the view that its stress on belt-tightening has increased the gap between rich and poor instead of providing jobs for the masses.
www.worldpress.org /print_article.cfm?article_id=837&dont=yes   (1649 words)

 Summit host seeks economic gloss to go with his shiny new mandate - World
Argentina was once the jewel of South America: its economic prosperity and cultural sophistication made it the envy of places like Australia and Canada.
The pro-Kirchner forces in this election were led by Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner who, with her colleagues, was swept to power in the province of Buenos Aires, regarded as the most politically powerful of all the 24 provinces.
Catholicism is Argentina's official religion: Mr Kirchner has benefited politically from being the son of devout Catholics, though, paradoxically, he has garnered popular support by attacks on the church's alleged involvement in some of the brutal human rights abuses of Argentina's recent past.
www.smh.com.au /news/world/summit-host-seeks-economic-gloss-to-go-with-his-shiny-new-mandate/2005/11/04/1130823398567.html   (1058 words)

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