December 1, 1990 |
The most flamboyant of the new South American presidents is Argentina's Carlos Saul Menem, a lady's man with fluffy two-tone sideburns and a flair for the dramatic gesture. He has locked his estranged wife out of the official residence, sold off the government telephone network and sent two warships to help out the United States in the Persian Gulf. Patricio Aylwin of Chile is more conventional, a grandfatherly type in a gray suit, good at smoothing over rough moments.
November 5, 1991
Argentine President Carlos Saul Menem leaves early next week for a trip to the United States, where he will reinforce his government's warm relations with Washington and seek support for his free-market economic policies. Menem will meet with President Bush in Washington on Nov. 14. Although Menem has been staunchly pro-American, he is expected to emphasize Argentine complaints that subsidized U.S. farm products are competing unfairly on world markets.
January 17, 2002 |
President Bush on Wednesday said the United States will help Argentina survive its financial crisis, but only if the new leaders in Buenos Aires adopt a "sound and sustainable" economic strategy. Bush also said the administration is interested in negotiating a free-trade agreement with five Central American countries, a process that could produce results even if broader trade talks fail. In his most extensive remarks yet on Argentina's troubles, Bush pledged U.S.
October 17, 1997 |
Showcasing a novel form of satellite diplomacy, President Clinton on Thursday conducted a hemispheric "town hall meeting," fielding questions from audiences in Buenos Aires, Los Angeles and Miami on topics that meandered from drug policy to immigration to campaign finance reform.
February 21, 2002 |
U.S. authorities on Wednesday banned Argentines from coming to the United States without a visa because of worries about a growing exodus of visitors seeking to flee their economically ravaged nation and find a permanent--and illegal--home in America.
November 27, 1990 |
President Bush will be emphasizing his interest in Western Hemisphere unity with a five-day South American tour scheduled to begin Monday and to include stops in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela. The trip will take place in an international context that has evolved markedly in the last few years. Overriding U.S. concerns in Latin America are no longer fear of Marxist revolution or uneasiness with harsh military rule.
September 16, 1996 |
Through torture and humiliation, exile and intimidation, through 20 years of nightmares spanning three continents, Jose Siderman never lost faith in the possibility of vindication. Even when Argentina tried to extend its "dirty war" across oceans and snatch this aging refugee back to its clutches, Siderman held out faith that he and his shattered family would somehow prevail.