U.S. think tank warns on Uruguay candidate

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, July 12 (UPI) -- A conservative U.S. political analyst says there are concerns about the nationalist leanings of Uruguayan presidential candidate Tabaré Vázquez.

Latin American stocks markets roundup

SANTIAGO, Chile, July 8 (UPI) -- Stocks across Latin America were caught in a mix of flat trading and slight losses as the effects of the rate hike implemented by the United States Federal Rese

Argentina may expand Brazilian ban

PUERTO IGUAZU, Argentina, July 7 (UPI) -- Argentina's president Wednesday not only defended his nation's recent ban on some Brazilian products from import, but threatened to expand it.

Mercosur summit begins in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, July 7 (UPI) -- The XXVI Meeting of the Council of the Common Market and Summit of Heads of State of Mercosur and Associated States begins Wednesday in Argentina.

Argentina recognizes obstacles to reforms

BUENOS AIRES, July 5 (UPI) -- The Argentine government says that the internal political situation of the country may make it hard to put needed economic reforms in place.

Latin American stocks market roundup

SANTIAGO, Chile, July 1 (UPI) -- Markets across Latin America were mixed this week in spite of an upward swing Wednesday after the highly-anticipated interest rate hike by the United States Fed
GONZALO BAEZA, UPI Business Correspondent

Argentina and China seek to bolster ties

BEIJING, June 29 (UPI) -- Argentina's president spoke glowingly of his trip to China saying talks on trade and other matters with his Chinese counterpart scored a "12 out of 10."

Argentina wants more Chinese tourists

BEIJING, June 28 (UPI) -- Argentine President Nestor Kirchner said Monday in Beijing his country will simplify visa procedures to expedite increased tourism with China.

Weather cancels Kirchner-Putin meeting

MOSCOW, June 26 (UPI) -- Inclement weather Saturday forced the Argentine president to cancel his meeting to discuss trade relations with his Russian counterpart in Moscow.

Argentina sees upsurge in kidnappings

BUENOS AIRES, June 20 (UPI) -- Official figures Sunday suggested kidnappings in Argentina have increased by more than five times in the last two years.

Latin American stocks market roundup

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 17 (UPI) -- Markets in Latin America have been swinging this week to the tune of speculation over the United States Federal Reserve's expected interest rate hike.
GONZALO BAEZA, UPI Business Correspondent

Latin American stock markets roundup

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 10 (UPI) -- Stocks across Latin America were mixed this week, as high oil prices made their influence felt on the domestic economies.
GONZALO BAEZA, UPI Business Correspondent

Latin American stock markets roundup

Stocks across Latin America were mostly up this week, as worries about high oil prices began to lessen and a general mood of optimism about the economic directi

Argentina to pay chunk of massive debt

BUENOS AIRES, June 2 (UPI) -- Argentina has offered to pay a sizeable chunk of its foreign debt, currently standing at nearly $100 billion, local news sources reported Wednesday.

Latin American stock markets roundup

Stocks across Latin America were mildly up this week, as high oil prices continue to help some countries and hinder others.
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Nestor Kirchner
Nestor Kirchner, president of Argintine, addresses the 61st session of the General Assembly at the United Nations on September 20, 2006 in New York. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Néstor Carlos Kirchner (Spanish pronunciation: ; 25 February 1950 – 27 October 2010) was an Argentine politician who served as the 54th President of Argentina from 25 May 2003 until 10 December 2007. Previously, he was Governor of Santa Cruz Province since 10 December 1991. He briefly served as Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and as a National Deputy of Argentina for Buenos Aires Province. Kirchner's four-year presidency was notable for presiding over a dramatic fall in poverty and unemployment, following the economic crisis of 2001.

A Justicialist, Kirchner was little-known internationally and even domestically before his election to the Presidency, which he won by default with only 22.2 percent of the vote in the first round, when former President Carlos Menem (24.4%) withdrew from the ballotage. Soon after taking office in May 2003, Kirchner surprised the world by standing down powerful military and police officials. Stressing the need to increase accountability and transparency in government, Kirchner overturned amnesty laws for military officers accused of torture and assassinations during the 1976–1983 "dirty war" under military rule.

On 28 October 2007, his wife Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was elected to succeed him as President of Argentina. Thus, Kirchner then became the First Gentleman of Argentina. In 2009, he was elected a National Deputy for Buenos Aires Province. He was also designated Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations on 4 May 2010.

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