Apathy Marks Presidential Election in Argentina

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Just 5 years ago, Argentina was Latin America's most prosperous nation. Now, more than half the population lives below the poverty level, and the man most blamed for creating financial chaos is the leading candidate to become president once again. Carlos Menem, is one of five candidates in the race to be President of Argentina. The latest polls show that he has less than 20% of the vote. Furthermore, an astonishing 57% say they'll never support him. So, even if he gets into the runoff, he's going to have problems. We join a pollster in Buenos Aires, a political economist and the deputy consul general of Argentina for a preview of Sunday's election and what it could mean for the future of Argentina, the United States and tens of thousands of Argentines now living in California.
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Buenos Aires Herald



Warren Olney


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