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  Argentina, Ecuador, 2-0  Argentina is qualify for the 2002 World Cup Balloonist halfway around the world Latin American summit back Argentina   IMF approves $8 billion loan increase  The International Monetary Fund brings total loan to $22 billion Heavy rainfall floods Pampas  Month of rains have flooded large swaths of the countryside, forcing the evacuation of 4,000 people New economic package  President de la Rua has announced a package which will reactivate the economy after 4 years of recession Defiant message amid crisis  Government limits the amount of cash that can be withdrawn. Economy minister blamed speculators   IMF blocks loan  The IMF could not hand over a $1.3bn loan payment because it had been unable to complete a review Argentina meets debt deadline  Argentina narrowly avoiding a default by paying a $700m instalment on national debt Protesters burn town hall  Workers are protesting at government plans to reduce wages and apply austerity measures State of siege declared  Violence erupted over the worsening economic crisis. Police clashed with rioters Argentina plunges into turmoil
President asks Cabinet to resign Judge chases generals New economy minister steps down Foot and mouth prevention efforts Minister appeals for powers Ex-Pres. Menem held in arms probe  Menem was put under house arrest by a court investigating illegal arms sales to Ecuador and Croatia 'Blond Angel' surrenders to police Former president indicted  Carlos Menem was indicted in connection with an illegal arms sales to Ecuador and Croatia between 1991 and 1995 Struggling economy fuels emigration Pay cuts blocked   IMF to accelerate $1.2 billion loan


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  Economy Minister, Domingo Cavallo, has resigned. Police fired tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of angry protesters
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  Fernando de la Rua has resigned amid unrest
Dec.21   Caretaker leader named  R. Puerta, the head of the Senate, will be interim president for a 48 hours until Congress chooses a successor   Presidential elections set for March 3  Ramon Puerta, who is the country's Senate leader, was stepping aside. He tapped Adolfo Rodriguez Saa for the post     Interim president pledges austerity  Adolfo Rodriguez Saa will pursue a strict economic policy to deal with the crisis and would keep the peso, pegged to the dollar Dec.23   Debt payments suspended
  New interim president will suspend foreign debt payments, triggering the default
Dec.26   President promises new jobs  Adolfo Rodriguez Saa promised that the jobs would be paid for with the new currency Dec.28   'Angel of death' re-arrested  Alfredo Astiz, an ex-navy captain, has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Swedish national in 1977   Violence returns  Police have used tear gas and water cannons. Demonstrators broke into the Congress building Dec.29   Cabinet offers to quit  All the ministers in week-old interim government have offered their resignations Dec.30   Interim President resigns
  Adolfo Rodriguez Saa resigned 7 days after taking office. He had failed to win the backing of his Peronist party





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Foot and mouth prevention efforts Heavy rainfall floods Pampas  Month of rains have flooded large swaths of the countryside, forcing the evacuation of 4,000 people   Argentina, Ecuador, 2-0  Argentina is qualify for the 2002 World Cup Balloonist halfway around the world New economy minister steps down Struggling economy fuels emigration Pay cuts blocked   IMF to accelerate $1.2 billion loan




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  $1.2 billion loan for Argentina and $15 billion line of emergency credit for Brazil
Sep.7   IMF approves $8 billion loan increase  The International Monetary Fund brings total loan to $22 billion Nov.1 New economic package  President de la Rua has announced a package which will reactivate the economy after 4 years of recession Dec.3 Defiant message amid crisis  Government limits the amount of cash that can be withdrawn. Economy minister blamed speculators Dec.5   IMF blocks loan  The IMF could not hand over a $1.3bn loan payment because it had been unable to complete a review Dec.14 Argentina meets debt deadline  Argentina narrowly avoiding a default by paying a $700m instalment on national debt Dec.19 Argentina plunges into turmoil
  Economy Minister, Domingo Cavallo, has resigned. Police fired tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of angry protesters
Dec.21   Interim president pledges austerity  Adolfo Rodriguez Saa will pursue a strict economic policy to deal with the crisis and would keep the peso, pegged to the dollar Dec.23 Debt payments suspended
  New interim president will suspend foreign debt payments, triggering the default
Dec.26 President promises new jobs  Adolfo Rodriguez Saa promised that the jobs would be paid for with the new currency



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2001 Mar.10 Judge chases generals Jun.7 Ex-Pres. Menem held in arms probe  Menem was put under house arrest by a court investigating illegal arms sales to Ecuador and Croatia Jul.2 'Blond Angel' surrenders to police Jul.4 Former president indicted  Carlos Menem was indicted in connection with an illegal arms sales to Ecuador and Croatia between 1991 and 1995 Dec.28 'Angel of death' re-arrested  Alfredo Astiz, an ex-navy captain, has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Swedish national in 1977



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2001 Mar.3 President asks Cabinet to resign
Mar.10 Judge chases generals Mar.19 New economy minister steps down Mar.23 Minister appeals for powers Aug.18 Latin American summit back Argentina Dec.19 Protesters burn town hall  Workers are protesting at government plans to reduce wages and apply austerity measures Dec.19 State of siege declared  Violence erupted over the worsening economic crisis. Police clashed with rioters Dec.19 Argentina plunges into turmoil
  Economy Minister, Domingo Cavallo, has resigned. Police fired tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of angry protesters
Dec.20 President resigns
  Fernando de la Rua has resigned amid unrest
Dec.21 Caretaker leader named  R. Puerta, the head of the Senate, will be interim president for a 48 hours until Congress chooses a successor Dec.21 Presidential elections set for March 3  Ramon Puerta, who is the country's Senate leader, was stepping aside. He tapped Adolfo Rodriguez Saa for the post Dec.28 'Angel of death' re-arrested  Alfredo Astiz, an ex-navy captain, has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Swedish national in 1977 Dec.28 Violence returns  Police have used tear gas and water cannons. Demonstrators broke into the Congress building Dec.29 Cabinet offers to quit  All the ministers in week-old interim government have offered their resignations Dec.30 Interim President resigns
  Adolfo Rodriguez Saa resigned 7 days after taking office. He had failed to win the backing of his Peronist party