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Argentine Corruption

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Argentine Corruption

Argentine Corruption

Argentine Corruption

Only Available in Archive Formats.

During the 1990s, the Argentine government received massive U.S. backing because it embraced democracy and the free market. Now Argentina's president during those years, Carlos Menem, is awaiting trial on corruption charges. Commentator Fernando Gonzales says this turn of events should prove there are better ways for the U.S. to spend its aid money.