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Fund deal with Argentina

After over a year of stalled negotiations, the G7 in mid-January strong-armed the IMF into signing an agreement that will roll over $6.6 billion of Argentina's debt.

28 January 2003

Finance

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Argentina default pressures Krueger

After a record-breaking eleven months of failed talks with the IMF Argentina has, for the first time, defaulted on a payment to the World Bank.

26 November 2002

Conditionality

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IMF fiddles while Argentina burns

A synthesis of the last two months in the ongoing negotiations between the IMF and the Argentine government.

24 July 2002

IFI governance

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IMF role in debt arbitration disputed

Ministers at the Spring Meetings agreed that the IMF should not, except in “exceptional circumstances” provide large bailouts to countries in financial crises.

8 May 2002

Conditionality

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IMF in Argentina: “failed to learn the lessons of East Asia”

The number of pundits up in arms over the IMF’s handling of the crisis in Argentina continues to mount. The most recent selection includes Brazilian President, Henrique Cardoso, and ex-World Bank Chief Economist, Joseph Stiglitz.

8 May 2002

Conditionality

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IMF “fun” with Argentina

The Nigerian government has cancelled its IMF programme. IMF spokesperson tests Argentinians’ sense of humour by agreeing that mistakes may be made again in the future. He explained: “that is economics. And that is why it is so much fun”.

25 March 2002

Finance

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IMF shares blame for Argentina’s collapse

Many eyes are now looking to see how Argentina will manage its financial and political crises.

1 January 2002

Rights

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Protests escalate in Argentina

A recently formed movement of unemployed Argentinians erected roadblocks to protest at the government’s drastic cut-backs in public spending.

2 November 2001

Conditionality

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Argentina to be sacrificed on free-market altar?

In August, Argentinian teachers, doctors and public workers went on strike and unemployed workers and students blocked roads to protest against rising unemployment and cuts in pensions and salaries.

10 September 2001

Conditionality

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Social sectors bear brunt of Argentine austerity programme

The crisis in Argentina deepened in March after three ministers, including the Education and Economy Ministers, resigned after the government agreed a new austerity programme with the IMF.

5 April 2001

Conditionality

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Argentine bail-out causes more hardship

After weeks of jockeying by the Argentinian government, the IMF and the US Treasury Department finally agreed to provide $18 billion to bailout Argentina’s troubled economy in November.

12 December 2000

Rights

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Argentine anti-IMF protests

Argentine church leaders joined labour groups in late May to demonstrate against IMF economic policies.

11 August 2000