ARGENTINA: Tossed Out?

In their fancy offices down the street from Argentina's Government Palace, the editors of the great La Prensa sniffed red-hot news. In a single day last week three stocks in which Economic Czar Miguel Miranda was known to have large holdings had plunged 20 to 40 points on the Buenos Aires exchange. La Prensa's best reporters were sent out to find why.

Next morning, La Prensa broke one of the biggest stories in months: Economic Czar Miguel Miranda was out of office, his National Economic Council was to be abolished, and his one-man dictatorial setup supplanted by a whole new financial...

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