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June 12, 1989
President-elect Carlos Menem will assume power several months ahead of schedule in an agreement being worked out with Argentina's lame-duck leader, Raul Alfonsin, officials said. The arrangement will allow Menem to begin tackling the nation's crippling economic problems sometime this summer, rather than wait until December, when he is scheduled to take over from Alfonsin. With the economy in chaos and in the wake of food riots that have left 14 dead, Alfonsin has been under pressure to step aside before his term ends.
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April 1, 2009 | Andres D'Alessandro and Chris Kraul
Former Argentine President Raul Alfonsin, who was given credit for restoring democracy to his country after years of coups, dictators and "dirty war," died of lung cancer Tuesday at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 82. A human rights attorney before entering politics, Alfonsin took a courageous stand by criticizing the junta that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. In the so-called dirty war against dissidents, military officers ordered the torture and murder of thousands.
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NEWS
December 2, 1988 | From Reuters
President Raul Alfonsin of Argentina will meet President-elect George Bush in Washington today, the Argentine Embassy announced. Alfonsin will travel to Washington after speaking before the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
NEWS
February 26, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By bestowing a medal of merit on Chilean Gen. Augusto Pinochet, Argentina's army has sparked a rousing cross-border controversy. President Carlos Saul Menem and former President Raul Alfonsin of Argentina, as well as Pinochet himself, have all jumped into the fray. At issue is the former Chilean ruler's proper place in history.
NEWS
July 1, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Argentine President Raul Alfonsin and Vice President Victor Martinez on Friday submitted early letters of resignation to Parliament, government officials said. Alfonsin's resignation, which he announced June 13, will be formally accepted July 8, the day President-elect Carlos Saul Menem is due to take power. "They have my resignation and the resignation of the president," Martinez said. "The envelopes will be opened on July 7 for consideration by Congress."
NEWS
February 25, 1991 | From Associated Press
A retired border guard tried to shoot former President Raul Alfonsin while he was speaking at a political rally, but Alfonsin supporters subdued the assailant when the gun jammed. Alfonsin, who returned Argentina to civilian rule after a seven-year military dictatorship, called the assassination attempt Saturday night "an isolated incident."
NEWS
June 14, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Argentina's president-elect, Carlos Saul Menem, said Tuesday that he will take office June 30, the date that Raul Alfonsin intends to resign because of that nation's economic crisis. Earlier, there were indications that Menem might not step into the office five months early, as Alfonsin proposed. But on Tuesday, Menem told a news conference in La Rioja province, of which he is governor, that "we are willing, totally willing, to assume the direction of the Argentine republic on that date."
MAGAZINE
September 29, 1991
Santiago O'Donnell's article ("Argentina: The Soap Opera of the Americas," Aug. 18) caricatures President Carlos Menem cruelly without making any effort to understand why he took over the presidency from Raul Alfonsin several months ahead of time. Chaos and ruin had hit bottom during the tenure of the Radicals, and Alfonsin was at a loss for any solution. Menem has imposed harsh measures to help Argentina return to normal. In the last year, the parallel market has disappeared (it still exists in other countries, such as Brazil)
NEWS
May 22, 1989 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
In the face of a devastating economic crisis, President Raul Alfonsin agreed Sunday to move up the inauguration of his Peronist successor rather than stagger through a seven-month transition. Leaders of Alfonsin's incumbent Radical Civic Union and advisers to President-elect Carlos Saul Menem are negotiating legal changes so that Alfonsin's term would conclude early, probably July 9--Argentina's independence day--instead of Dec. 10 as scheduled, officials from the two parties said.
NEWS
December 7, 1988 | From Reuters
Mohamed Ali Seineldin, who officially surrendered Tuesday as leader of the military revolt in Argentina, is an army colonel of Lebanese descent who commanded an infantry regiment in the 1982 Falklands War with Britain. He is regarded as the ideological mentor of Aldo Rico, a lieutenant colonel who led two unsuccessful rebellions against the army command in April, 1987, and January of this year.
MAGAZINE
September 29, 1991
Santiago O'Donnell's article ("Argentina: The Soap Opera of the Americas," Aug. 18) caricatures President Carlos Menem cruelly without making any effort to understand why he took over the presidency from Raul Alfonsin several months ahead of time. Chaos and ruin had hit bottom during the tenure of the Radicals, and Alfonsin was at a loss for any solution. Menem has imposed harsh measures to help Argentina return to normal. In the last year, the parallel market has disappeared (it still exists in other countries, such as Brazil)
NEWS
February 25, 1991 | From Associated Press
A retired border guard tried to shoot former President Raul Alfonsin while he was speaking at a political rally, but Alfonsin supporters subdued the assailant when the gun jammed. Alfonsin, who returned Argentina to civilian rule after a seven-year military dictatorship, called the assassination attempt Saturday night "an isolated incident."
NEWS
July 9, 1989 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Peronist Carlos Saul Menem, who dreamed of the presidency from his jail cell during the last dictatorship, took office Saturday with a call for reconciliation and sacrifice so that "from these ruins, we will build the country we deserve." Menem, elected in a landslide in May, was sworn in five months early after President Raul Alfonsin resigned in the face of a devastating economic crisis that has brought unprecedented hunger and hardship.
NEWS
July 1, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Argentine President Raul Alfonsin and Vice President Victor Martinez on Friday submitted early letters of resignation to Parliament, government officials said. Alfonsin's resignation, which he announced June 13, will be formally accepted July 8, the day President-elect Carlos Saul Menem is due to take power. "They have my resignation and the resignation of the president," Martinez said. "The envelopes will be opened on July 7 for consideration by Congress."
NEWS
June 14, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Argentina's president-elect, Carlos Saul Menem, said Tuesday that he will take office June 30, the date that Raul Alfonsin intends to resign because of that nation's economic crisis. Earlier, there were indications that Menem might not step into the office five months early, as Alfonsin proposed. But on Tuesday, Menem told a news conference in La Rioja province, of which he is governor, that "we are willing, totally willing, to assume the direction of the Argentine republic on that date."
NEWS
June 12, 1989
President-elect Carlos Menem will assume power several months ahead of schedule in an agreement being worked out with Argentina's lame-duck leader, Raul Alfonsin, officials said. The arrangement will allow Menem to begin tackling the nation's crippling economic problems sometime this summer, rather than wait until December, when he is scheduled to take over from Alfonsin. With the economy in chaos and in the wake of food riots that have left 14 dead, Alfonsin has been under pressure to step aside before his term ends.
NEWS
December 21, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Argentina's army commander, Gen. Jose Dante Caridi, submitted his resignation Tuesday just two weeks after an army mutiny, deepening a serious conflict between the Argentine armed forces and the civilian government. In return for ending their four-day insurrection in early December, the 500 rebellious officers and troops claimed to have won Caridi's pledge to step down before Christmas.
NEWS
May 23, 1989 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Argentina's two main political parties stumbled toward deadlock Monday on efforts to shorten the presidential transition and to forge an emergency economic program to rein in inflation of more than 8,000%. Leaders of the ruling Radical Civic Union threatened to refuse to move up the inauguration of Peronist party President-elect Carlos Saul Menem unless he agreed to support the emergency economic measures. Without such an accord, they said, President Raul Alfonsin will serve out his term until its scheduled conclusion Dec. 10, reversing his agreement Sunday night to a speedy transition to help restore economic order.
NEWS
May 22, 1989 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
In the face of a devastating economic crisis, President Raul Alfonsin agreed Sunday to move up the inauguration of his Peronist successor rather than stagger through a seven-month transition. Leaders of Alfonsin's incumbent Radical Civic Union and advisers to President-elect Carlos Saul Menem are negotiating legal changes so that Alfonsin's term would conclude early, probably July 9--Argentina's independence day--instead of Dec. 10 as scheduled, officials from the two parties said.
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