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 Argentina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Politics of Argentina takes place in a framework of a federal presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Argentina is both head of state and head of government, and of 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 25ºW and the 74ºW meridians and the 60ºS parallel.
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 Politics of Argentina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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'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.
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.
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Argentina is a federation of 22 provinces, the federal capital of Buenos Aires, and the territories of Tierra del Fuego, a claim to part of Antarctica, and the Isla de los Estados.
Argentina's census population was 32.6 million in 1991, and was estimated at 36.3 million in 1998.
Argentina is one of the greatest food-producing and food-exporting countries of the world, with an estimated 27.2 million hectares (67.2 million acres) of cropland.
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 Argentina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Argentina is a Spanish-speaking country in southern South America, situated between the Andes in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east.
In the beginning of the 20th century, Argentina was one of the leading economies in the world.
Argentina's population is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic, and Roman Catholicism is economically supported by the Argentine state, without being an official religion.
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 Argentina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
'''Argentina''' is a country in southern South America, situated between the Andes in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east.
Main article: Politics of Argentina The Argentine constitution of 1853, as revised in 1994, mandates a separation of powers into executive, legislative, and judicial branches at the national and provincial level.
Main article: Demographics of Argentina Argentines are a mixture of diverse national and ethnic groups, with descendants of Italian and Spanish immigrants predominant (at least 88% of Argentina's total population).
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 Comparative Latin American Politics » Argentina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Argentina is complete with a lengthy coastline, large plains in the Pampas region, part of the Andes mountain range, and various swamps.
Argentina rivals the United States, Canada, and Australia as a primary global exporter of wheat, corn, flax, oats, beef, mutton, hides, and wool.
Argentina also produces oilseeds, sorghum, soybeans, and sugar beets, as well as tannin and linseed oil, for which it is the world’s largest source.
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 WPJ Fall 2002 - The Politics of Argentina’s Meltdown by Corrales
Argentina’s exports almost doubled during the convertibility era (from $12.3 billion in 1990 to $23.8 billion in 1999), contradicting the argument that fixed exchange rates hamper exports.
The ratio of foreign debt to exports in Argentina surged from 385.5 percent in 1996 to 452 percent in 1998, whereas in Mexico and Peru, the ratios declined from 147 percent to 125 percent, and from 462 percent to 393 percent, respectively.
The overextended political life of Alfonsín is all the more unjustifiable in light of his disastrous leadership: in 1989, he resigned as president because he could not prevent hyperinflation, and in the 1990s, he led the UCR through three catastrophic electoral defeats.
www.worldpolicy.org /journal/articles/wpj02-3/corrales.html   (7743 words)

 Politics || Addressing Argentina's Past
Argentina has a history of harboring Nazi fugitives like Adolf Eichmann, the man in charge of Hitler's "final solution" who was extradited in 1960.
Argentina has the highest amount of psychiatrists per capita in the world.
For the many holocaust survivors who fled Europe for Argentina, what happened in the Dirty War is all too reminiscent of their past.
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 Politics of Argentina
After years of post-World War II instability, Argentina is today a fully functioning democracy.
The two largest political parties are the Justicialist (PJ) or Peronist Party, which evolved out of Juan Peron's efforts in the 1940s to expand the role of labor in the political process, and the Union Civica Radical (UCR), or Radical Civic Union, founded in 1890.
However, labor's political power has been significantly weakened by free market reforms, and the armed forces are firmly under civilian control.
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 Projecto Cultural   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The modern era of Argentina politics began in the 1930s -1940s which was dominated by a series of military coups and faked elections.
His wife, Isabel Peron succeeded him however she could not escape the cycle of politics in Argentina either and was ousted from the Casa Rosada by the military in 1976.
Despite the fact that Argentina was considered by many western observers to be one of the most stable democracies in the region the situation did not last.
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The politically radical organizations such as the socialists, communists and syndicalists began forming in the early years of the twentieth century as a result of the immigrants from Europe bringing those ideology with them.
Menem was the son of Syrian immigrants to Argentina.
Argentina, using the currency board, was able to maintain the exchange rate at one peso equals one dollar.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/argent1.htm   (2483 words)

 Dr. Vino -- wine picks and politics | Argentina: falling peso, rising quality (2003-04-11)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Argentina has been in the headlines recently for its currency devaluation and defaulting on its international loans.
Argentina has always been a prolific producer of wine with harvests that make the country one of the largest producers in the world (it is currently fifth behind France, Italy, Spain and the US).
But all participants in the industry, in Argentina and the US, would be well-advised not to let this economic window of opportunity close before the consumer has had a chance to benefit.
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 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Argentina asks Brown to help ease debt burden
Argentina is under pressure from the IMF to reach an agreement with its thousands of private-sector bondholders.
But Cafiero and his supporters believe much of the debt should never have been lent to Argentina in the first place, and the IMF and private creditors should bear some of the costs of the economic whirlwind that hit the country in December 2001.
Argentina, once the star pupil of the IMF's structural adjustment programme, under which developing countries were lent money if they followed the IMF's economic recipes, sank into crisis three years ago.
politics.guardian.co.uk /foreignaffairs/story/0,11538,1307670,00.html   (495 words)

Argentina is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north, and by Uruguay and Brazil on the east.
Argentina entered a long period of military dictatorships with brief intervals of constitutional government.
The IMF gave Argentina $13.7 billion in emergency aid in Jan. 2001 and $8 billion in Aug. 2001.
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 Argentina:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The peso's almost 12-year-old linkage to the US dollar was abandoned, resulting in massive currency depreciation and inflation, in turn triggering a spike in unemployment and poverty.
Argentina claims the sovereignty of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, the South Shetland Islands, the South Sandwich Islands and almost 1 million square kilometres in Antarctica, between the 25ºW and the 74ºW meridians and the 60ºS parallel.
By 2002 Argentina had defaulted on its debt, its GDP had shrunk, unemployment was over 25%, the peso had devalued 75% after being floated, and inflation was hitting again.
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 The Senate and politics in Argentina
In other words, this serious political situation has made Senate its centerpiece and is affecting two powers (Executive and Legislative) as well as the ruling and opposition parties.
But though immediate political changes are unlikely to occur and from this view, people’s skepticism and disbelieving are slated to grow in the short run, radical changes will take place in the mid term.
New leaderships in Argentine politics are likely to rise as part of the immediate results of the crisis.
www.nuevamayoria.com /english/analysis/fragaarg/ifragaarg139.htm   (534 words)

 Title page for ETD etd-10142004-124305 ( Browse | Search ) All Available ETDs
Case studies of Argentina and Spain are used to provide insights into the way that the distribution of institutional and economic resources in multitiered polities shapes the extent to which the policy of transferring revenue and revenue authority to subnational governments can be exploited for political gain.
This approach draws attention to the political conditions that inhibit the coordination of fiscal reform efforts between the different levels of government and perpetuate the financing of subnational spending with revenue collected by the national government.
Second, the increasing role of regionalist parties in Spanish national politics and their acceptance in joint-policy mechanisms tilts the allocation of chosen federal transfers slightly in favor of economically developed and densely populated autonomous communities, which are generally governed by regionalist forces.
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 Argentina-Politics, 1st Writethru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Former President Carlos Menem is kissed by a policewoman after taping his resignation speech at his homeland of La Rioja, Argentina.
The political drama marked the biggest political setback yet for Menem, an unabashed free-market advocate who dominated the country's political landscape from more than a decade.
Aiming for a political comeback, Menem finished first in a close first round vote April 27, winning 24 per cent compared with 22 per cent for Kirchner, a three-term governor of the oil-rich Santa Cruz province.
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 Argentina Reference Information - Politics and Power - Political Parties
Traditional party politics have been shaken up by the rise of Frepaso (Front for the Country in Solidarity) since 1994.
A five-party coalition, Frepaso unites an eclectic mix of former, disenchanted Peronists (who left when Menem `subverted" the constitution in 1994 for what they saw as his own political ends) and center-left politicians anxious for greater social equality and cleaner government.
Frepaso came late to accepting the basic tenets of economic policy, including peso convertibility, and still has to reassure financial markets from time to time of its commitment to the economic orthodoxy.
www.latin-focus.com /latinfocus/factsheets/argentina/argfact_pol_parties.htm   (318 words)

 HLAS 53 Government and Politics Argentina Paraguay Uruguay
In Argentina, the dramatic trials of former junta leaders produced a number of books, the best of which are those by Moncalvillo (item bi 90004679), Sancinetti (item bi 90004666), and the Rama Argentina de la Asociación Americana de Juristas (item bi 90004677).
As in Argentina, the guerrillas must bear some of the blame for the institutional breakdown, but the Tupamaros are not penitent.
Uruguay also is more divided politically: in 1989 the conservative-nationalist Blanco Party won control of the national government while the leftist Frente Amplio took control of Montevideo's municipal government.
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 Peron And Evita - Argentina Politics
Revival of political activity in Argentina was marked by the appearance of a new grouping, the Peronistas.
In October 1945, Peron married the former actress Eva Duarte, who, as first lady of Argentina, managed labor relations and social services for her husband's government until her death in 1952.
Adored by the masses, whom she manipulated with consummate skill, she was, as much as anyone, responsible for the popular following of the Peron regime.
peron-era.argentina-information.com   (237 words)

 Argentina: Politics
Argentina is a federal republic formed by 23 autonomous provinces and one autonomous territory, the capital city (Buenos Aires).
While substantive law is largely the same at both the federal and provincial levels, procedure may vary in provincial courts.
Under Argentina’s constitution, the provinces delegate to the federal legislature the power to enact laws of national scope governing civil and commercial issues, foreign relations, defence and other matters.
www.argentina.org.au /politics.htm   (251 words)

 The State on the Streets: police and politics in Argentina and Brazil - News archive - News - Press and Information ...
A central theme of the book is the view that reliable, accountable, and universalistic police forces are crucial to the legitimacy of the democratic state and respect for the rule of law.
Electoral campaigns are waged year-round, corroding the political time for the vital consultation, consensus, and coalition-building process needed to resolve complex political issues.
Dr Hinton's in-depth comparative analysis reveals surprising parallels in the reform patterns adopted in Argentina and Brazil in the past decade, supporting conclusions that carry disturbing implications for the prospects for democratic consolidation in Latin America as a whole.
www.lse.ac.uk /collections/pressAndInformationOffice/newsAndEvents/archives/2006/StateontheStreets.htm   (570 words)

 HLAS 51 Government and Politics Argentina Paraguay Uruguay
Given Argentina's huge foreign debt, its badly deteriorated economy, and the intransigence of many of its leading pressure groups, most of the contributors to the volume are only guardedly optimistic about the future.
Exceptions to this generalization are the collection of essays edited by De Riz on Argentina's Congress (item bi 88001244) and Pírez's public administration study of federal-provincial relations (item bi 88001761).
By the same token, it is anticipated that the long-standing and steady output of fawning praise for Gen. Stroessner by Colorado Party writers is coming to an end.
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 The Seattle Times: Politics: Bush's Argentina visit ignites violent protests
DARIO LOPEZ-MILLS / AP A masked protester carries stones Friday in Mar del Plata, Argentina, during a march against a visit by President Bush for the Summit of the Americas.
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina — Acknowledging the hostility that greeted him at the Summit of the Americas, President Bush told his Argentine host Friday morning that organizing a summit is hard work — especially when Bush himself is a participant.
While the White House views open markets as a tool to broaden economic progress, many in Argentina, Brazil and elsewhere fear market liberalization could lead to the plundering of their natural resources and depletion of national assets by multinational corporations.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/politics/2002605469_summit05.html   (1033 words)

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