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Protests before peso's devaluation Peso trades again President Duhalde calls for unity March against bank curbs  Police have fired teargas and rubber bullets. Banking restrictions imposed to try and salvage the economy Economic package delayed  Government has declared 2 days of bank holidays after its freeze on bank accounts was ruled unconstitutional Protesters have taken to streets
Riots as Congress meets  Both houses of the legislature are meeting in an emergency session E. Duhalde becomes president  Fifth leader in two weeks will form a government of national unity to help deal with massiven chaos Cabinet takes shape Rescue plan approved  Lower house has given approval to an emergency economic plan. President Duhalde given broad powers Peso devaluated


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  New government ends 10 years of parity with the US dollar. 1.4 pesos would buy $1, a devaluation of 30%
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  President criticised the Supreme Court over a ruling that said limits on cash withdrawals were unconstitutional
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  28-year-old Uruguayan has been detained after trying to enter the cockpit and was overpowered by crew members
Feb.8     Major constitutional changes  The president Duhalde intended to replace the existing presidential system with a parliamentary democracy Feb.11 Peso under pressure   Peso passes first test
  Peso, floating freely for the first time in a decade, ended trading stable against the dollar


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Mar.12 Peso hits new low

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Apr.18 Argentina downs Germany 1-0
Apr.19   Bank freeze ordered  All banking operations and foreign currency transactions suspended indefinitely amid fears of a financial collapse Apr.25 Banks to re-open briefly Apr.26 New economy minister

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May.20 Protesters demanding food, jobs
May.29 Day of protests May.30 Key economic law scraped

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Jun.6 IMF praises Argentina reforms
Jun.12 Tears over Cup exit Jun.15 Argentine shells Russian ship Jun.21   Bank chief to resign  Mario Blejer, who was appointed just one month ago, is set to resign, dampening hopes of a return to economic stability Jun.24   Icebreaker ship readies for rescue  Almirante Irizar prepared to leave on a mission to rescue 107 people aboard a ship stranded off Antarctica

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Jul.2   Duhalde moves up election to halt unrest  Caretaker leader said he would move up elections by six months to March 2003 Jul.9   Protest in 'day of rage'  Tens of thousands demonstrate against the government's handling of the country's economic crisis Jul.10   Judge orders arrest of former dictator  Galtieri and 30 former military intelligence men to be arrested for human rights abuses during the 'Dirty War' Jul.22   Menem denies bomb cover-up
  Former President denied a report that Iran paid him $10 million to cover up its involvement in the bombing of Jewish center
Jul.27   50 years after Evita's death  Thousands filed past a black marble crypt to pay respects to their most famous first lady

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Aug.6   Protesters burn O'Neill photos  Demonstrators burned a photo of U.S. Treasury Secretary after his arrival

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Sep.17   Pilgrim's bus plunges off road  A bus careened off a road and plunged over a cliff in northern Argentina, killing 47 people, including many children

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.14   Argentina faces fresh default  Deadline looms for the repayment of $800m of World Bank debt after already being granted a 30-day grace period





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  28-year-old Uruguayan has been detained after trying to enter the cockpit and was overpowered by crew members
Jun.24 Icebreaker ship readies for rescue  Almirante Irizar prepared to leave on a mission to rescue 107 people aboard a ship stranded off Antarctica Sep.17 Pilgrim's bus plunges off road  A bus careened off a road and plunged over a cliff in northern Argentina, killing 47 people, including many children



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2002 Apr.18 Argentina downs Germany 1-0 Jun.12 Tears over Cup exit



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2002 Jan.5 Rescue plan approved  Lower house has given approval to an emergency economic plan. President Duhalde given broad powers Jan.6 Peso devaluated
  New government ends 10 years of parity with the US dollar. 1.4 pesos would buy $1, a devaluation of 30%
Jan.11 Peso trades again Jan.25 March against bank curbs
  Police have fired teargas and rubber bullets. Banking restrictions imposed to try and salvage the economy Feb.1 Economic package delayed  Government has declared 2 days of bank holidays after its freeze on bank accounts was ruled unconstitutional Feb.3 Crisis package unveiled  Economy minister Jorge Remes Lenicov has announced a package of emergency measures Feb.11 Peso under pressure Feb.11 Peso passes first test
  Peso, floating freely for the first time in a decade, ended trading stable against the dollar
Mar.12 Peso hits new low Apr.19 Bank freeze ordered  All banking operations and foreign currency transactions suspended indefinitely amid fears of a financial collapse Apr.25 Banks to re-open briefly Apr.26 New economy minister May.20 Protesters demanding food, jobs May.30 Key economic law scraped Jun.6 IMF praises Argentina reforms Jun.21 Bank chief to resign  Mario Blejer, who was appointed just one month ago, is set to resign, dampening hopes of a return to economic stability Aug.6 Protesters burn O'Neill photos  Demonstrators burned a photo of U.S. Treasury Secretary after his arrival Nov.14 Argentina faces fresh default  Deadline looms for the repayment of $800m of World Bank debt after already being granted a 30-day grace period



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2002 Jul.10 Judge orders arrest of former dictator  Galtieri and 30 former military intelligence men to be arrested for human rights abuses during the 'Dirty War' Jul.22 Menem denies bomb cover-up
  Former President denied a report that Iran paid him $10 million to cover up its involvement in the bombing of Jewish center




Argentina, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.1 Riots as Congress meets  Both houses of the legislature are meeting in an emergency session Jan.1 E. Duhalde becomes president  Fifth leader in two weeks will form a government of national unity to help deal with massiven chaos Jan.2 Cabinet takes shape Jan.5 Rescue plan approved  Lower house has given approval to an emergency economic plan. President Duhalde given broad powers Jan.10 Protests before peso's devaluation Jan.14 President Duhalde calls for unity Jan.25 March against bank curbs  Police have fired teargas and rubber bullets. Banking restrictions imposed to try and salvage the economy Feb.1 Protesters have taken to streets
  President criticised the Supreme Court over a ruling that said limits on cash withdrawals were unconstitutional
Feb.2 Supreme court faces challenge
  Congress is considering ways of impeaching the supreme court in response to its handling of the banking crisis Feb.8   Major constitutional changes
  The president Duhalde intended to replace the existing presidential system with a parliamentary democracy May.20 Protesters demanding food, jobs May.29 Day of protests Jul.2 Duhalde moves up election to halt unrest  Caretaker leader said he would move up elections by six months to March 2003 Jul.9 Protest in 'day of rage'  Tens of thousands demonstrate against the government's handling of the country's economic crisis Jul.10 Judge orders arrest of former dictator  Galtieri and 30 former military intelligence men to be arrested for human rights abuses during the 'Dirty War' Jul.27 50 years after Evita's death  Thousands filed past a black marble crypt to pay respects to their most famous first lady Aug.6 Protesters burn O'Neill photos  Demonstrators burned a photo of U.S. Treasury Secretary after his arrival