On this file photograph taken on 05 February 2020 Argentinas former president and Senator Carlos Menem attended a session on the controversy of a invoice to renegotiate the general public exterior debt on the Congress in Buenos Aires.
Argentina’s former president Carlos Menem died in a Buenos Aires clinic on Sunday on the age of 90, the Telam information company and different media retailers reported.
Menem had been hospitalised a number of occasions in latest months for pneumonia.
President from 1989-99, Menem pursued an aggressive privatization coverage.
He recognized ideologically as a follower of Peronism, a motion primarily based on the insurance policies and legacy of former president Juan Peron. Menem had been a member of the Senate since 2005.
As president, he fastened the alternate charge of the peso at one US greenback, which in the end led to the nation’s worst financial disaster in 2001.
Menem had three youngsters from two marriages, the primary with Zulema Yoma and the second with former Chilean Miss Universe Cecilia Bolocco.
He had been investigated in varied corruption circumstances, however was by no means convicted.
In 2001 he was ordered held in pre-trial detention at dwelling for a case involving arms smuggling to Croatia and Ecuador, however he was freed weeks later beneath a Supreme Court docket ruling and in the end cleared.
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