November 12, 2001 |
The U.S. supported the International Monetary Fund's objectives for achieving a sustainable financial situation in Argentina, a senior Bush administration official said Sunday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said President Bush expressed concern about "its good friend" in a meeting with Argentine President Fernando de la Rua outside the U.N. General Assembly session.
October 29, 2001 |
The president of Argentina speaks several languages. He is a published author. By all accounts, he is an intelligent and alert man, as well-educated as any leader in this country's history. These days, however, the popular image of Fernando de la Rua is of a man asleep at the wheel. Members of his own party have disowned him. In public, he is greeted by shouts of "Useless!" from some of the countless Argentines who blame him for the country's precipitous decline.
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.
June 14, 2000 |
Bearing a message of contrition for Argentina's dark past, President Fernando de la Rua issued a formal apology Tuesday for his country's role in harboring Nazi war criminals after World War II. De la Rua, an erstwhile opposition figure elected president last October, said a formal apology was necessary to help Argentina come to grips with its anti-Semitic past.
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.
March 4, 2001 |
Argentine President Fernando de la Rua called on his entire Cabinet to resign, a day after his economy minister abruptly stepped down, sparking a political crisis. According to a government statement, Cabinet Chief of Staff Chrystian Colombo "asked all of the Cabinet-level ministers and secretaries to step down to facilitate a reshuffling of the Cabinet." Presidential spokesman Ricardo Ostuni said Economy Minister Jose Luis Machinea would stay on until a successor could be named.