Πέμπτη, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

ΣΤΙΣ ΑΓΚΑΛΙΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΔΝΤ

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ARGENTINA

1983
• Raúl Alfonsin elected president,$45 billion due to IMF, World Bank, US Export Import Bank and private US banks 1989
• Following a currency crisis resulting in 15-fold jump in prices, Alfonsin resigns.
• Replaced by Carlos Menem
– pro union, nationalist economic policies.
– Under pressure from IMF, he appointed Domingo Cavallo as economy minister (junta-era official & corporate-friendly)
– Buenos Aires stock market spiked 30%
– Cavallo stacked government with Friedman students – “Chicago Boys”
• Massive cuts to public spending
• New currency – peso –pegged to US dollar”
• Sold off riches of the country – (including the oil company, YPF,
post office, telephone, gas, electricity and water utilities): 90%
of all state enterprises by 1994
• Fired 700,000 workers

RESULTS


• 2000
– over 50% of country below poverty level
– Unemployment over 20%
• 2001
– Argentina’s economy collapsed
• 2002
– defaulted on $805 million debt to World Bank
– Peso's 11 year-old tie to the U.S. dollar was rescinded,
resulting in a major depreciation of the peso and a spike in
inflation
• 2002
– Unemployment as high as 25% by late 2002 and the lowest real
wages in sixty years

2003
• Néstor Kirchner, social democratic elected president:
– Restructured defaulted debt with a steep discount (about 66%) on most bonds
– Paid off debts with the IMF.
– Renegotiated contracts with utilities.
– Nationalized some previously privatized enterprises.
– Pursued vigorous income policies and public works investments.
2007
• Néstor’s wife, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner elected president:
– Following massive agrarian protests and lockouts,
robust economic growth returned and double-digit inflation eased somewhat
– The global financial crisis has since prompted Mrs. Kirchner
to step up her husband's policy of state intervention in troubled sectors of the economy.