December 22, 2001 |
A provincial senator took power in Argentina on Friday, but only for a day, as uncertainty reigned in the wake of violent protests that drove the old government from office. Ramon Puerta, head of the Senate, became president Friday morning after an extraordinary session of both houses of Congress accepted the resignation of Fernando de la Rua, whose presidency ended amid a flurry of looting and violence in which at least 25 people died and 1,200 were arrested.
December 21, 2001 |
President Fernando de la Rua resigned Thursday as tens of thousands of Argentines defied a state of siege he had declared less than 24 hours earlier when violence tore through the recession-ravaged country. De la Rua stepped down after opposition legislators in the Peronist party declined his offer to form a government of national unity, the president's last hope of holding on to power after two days of rioting that shook many of the nation's largest cities.
July 17, 2001 |
In a move designed to reassure nervous investors, President Fernando de la Rua reached agreement Monday night with the main opposition governors to back a plan that would cut the budget. The agreement was announced hours after the stock market continued its plunge. The pact's details are to announced today. "We have arrived at an agreement in fundamental concepts to arrive at zero deficit," Cabinet chief and lead negotiator Chrystian Colombo told reporters. Salta Gov.
March 19, 2001 |
President Fernando de la Rua on Sunday appealed to Argentina's political parties to band together and form a national unity government to confront a growing political crisis. In a nationally televised address, De la Rua said he will ask Congress to grant him "special emergency powers" to cope with the crisis. He added that he will soon unveil a new government that includes a cross-section of parties after a new austerity program threatened to rupture his own two-party ruling coalition.
October 11, 2000 |
President Fernando de la Rua of Argentina downplayed Tuesday the political turmoil that threatens the survival of his ruling coalition, saying his government remains firm despite the surprise resignation of the vice president. De la Rua said he reasserted control with his Cabinet shake-up last week that caused the resignation of Vice President Carlos Alvarez, the architect of the two-party Alliance coalition.
October 23, 1999 |
Smoke rises from crop fires in the afternoon heat, drifting across an abject rural landscape that seems a world away from the cosmopolitan capital governed by Buenos Aires Mayor Fernando de la Rua. Argentina's remote northern province of Formosa did not fare well during a decade of change that brought blessings and curses: growth and unemployment, modernity and corruption.