Stories for January 2002
In his first public appearance since taking office Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde confirmed the devaluation of the Argentine peso and called for a new strong alliance of the productive community, backed by a convergence of the political and productive powers of the country.
Argentina is broke, and we're all responsible, said incoming Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde after taking office in a sober ceremony in Casa Rosada, that contrary to a few days ago, concluded with the intonation of the national anthem.
A former Argentine naval officer, Captain Alfredo Astiz, alleged to have been implicated in a number of murders during military rule between 1976 and 1983, has been arrested at Sweden's request in connection with the killing of a 17-year-old Swedish student, Dagmar Hagelin in Buenos Aires in 1977.
Dr Guido Di Tella, a key figure in improving relations with the United Kingdom and the Falkland Islands after the 1982 conflict, has died in Buenos Aires of a brain haemorrhage, aged 71. He was taken ill awaiting the New Year celebrations and rushed to hospital but died on December 31st.