From the Document: "Argentina's current crisis resulted from a confluence of events, some external to Argentina's policy process, others directly related to its political and economic choices. Although it is not easy to discern at what specific point in time Argentina's economic situation turned into a crisis, it is clear that by early 2001, political, economic and social events had taken a significant turn for the worse. The following is a summary of these events from before Argentina's adoption of the currency board in 1991 to developments in early 2002. This report will be updated periodically."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21130
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