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Argentina History Timeline

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1900s continued
  • (1976) Isabel Peron deposed by military coup and exiled
  • (1982) Falklands War started with United Kingdom
  • (1983) Military government collapsed; Raul Alfonsin elected president
  • (1984) Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Chile & Argentina
  • (1986) Won 2nd football world cup
  • (1991) Peso pegged to the US dollar
  • (1993) National constitution changed to allow re-election of presidents
  • (1995) Nuclear non-proliferation treaty acceded
  • (1996) Radical Fernando de la Rua elected first mayor of Buenos Aires
  • (1998) US President Bill Clinton designated Argentina a major non-NATO ally
2000s
  • (2000) IMF granted Argentina aid package of 40 billion dollars
  • (2001) 24-hour general strike against proposed government spending
  • (2002) Government devalued peso, ended 10 years of parity with US dollar
  • (2004) Antarctic Treaty Secretariat established in Buenos Aires
  • (2005) 34-nation summit of the Americas, violent protest against free trade & US President Bush
  • (2006) Argentina repaid multi-billion dollar debt to the IMF
  • (2008) President Fernandez cancelled tax increases on agricultural exports
  • (2009) Government declared state of emergency over worst drought in decades


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