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New Argentine President Faces Tough Challenges

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New Argentine President Faces Tough Challenges

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New Argentine President Faces Tough Challenges

New Argentine President Faces Tough Challenges

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Nestor Kirchner is set to become Argentina's new president May 25 following the withdrawal of his rival, Carlos Menem, from a run-off election this week. Kirchner faces the tough task of pulling South America's second-largest economy out of a financial black hole. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.