The sudden death of Nestor Kirchner, the Secretary General of UNASUR, former president of Argentina and husband of the current president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has saddened and shaken Latin America.
Another step in the tortuous process of Latin American integration was marked May 3-4 when representatives of all 12 states belonging to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) met.
Argentina's massive default on international debt repayments in 2002 has cut off foreign loan possibilities. The Fernandez government seeks once more to be able to borrow in order to fund social programs.
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