Argentina’s sale of reactor raises questions


Just over a year ago, Argentine President Fernando de la Rúa tried to raise his country’s spirits by personally reporting on a trade deal. “After beating some of the most important companies in the world, we have won a contract to build a nuclear reactor in Australia,” the president said proudly. “This tells a lot about the development and the technological ability of the Argentine people. We are calling on all the young Argentines who have emigrated in recent years to come back.” The June 2000 announcement marked one of the happiest days of De la Rúa’s tenure, which otherwise has been marked by severe economic and political turmoil. But since then, the nuclear deal has come in for its share of rough sledding, too... [Log in to read more]

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