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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series. Events covered in the 2018 Edition include:  • Historic U.S. and South Korean diplomatic advances with North Korea  • Investigation of Russian influence in U.S. elections  • Chinese constitutional changes granting presidential terms for life  • March for Our Lives and gun control demonstrations  • Changes to U.S. immigration and trade policies  • Legalization of marijuana in Canada  • Resignation of Australian prime minister  • Pope declares death penalty inadmissible Volumes in this series dating back to 1972 are available as online editions on SAGE Knowledge.

IMF Issues Financial Support during Argentina Financial Crisis : June 20, August 29, and October 26, 2018
IMF Issues Financial Support during Argentina Financial Crisis
Heather Kerrigan

Argentina, Latin America’s third-largest economy, spiraled deeper into economic turmoil in 2018. By fall, the nation was facing inflation over 30 percent and interest rates as high as 60 percent, the monthly gross domestic product (GDP) had fallen sharply, and the president’s approval rating plummeted. Despite promises that he would revive the economy, the president’s economic plans only resulted in an increasing number of Argentinians falling into poverty. The crisis led to the request of a $50 billion standby loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which the government initially intended to use only to ...

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