Explosions tear through the Vaca Muerta shale oil deposit, 3,100 meters beneath the desert in western Argentina, cracking open underground rock formations.
Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner , who antagonized investors in the aftermath of the country’s $95 billion debt default before handing power to his wife in 2007, died of a heart attack today. He was 60.
In the three days since the U.S. Supreme Court shot down Argentina’s final appeal of a decade-old defaulted debt case, the behavior of the country’s leaders has bordered on the erratic.
Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner had an arterial stent implanted after a medical exam yesterday found one of his coronary arteries was blocked, the government said in a statement.
A Sunday night ritual has Argentines tuning in and President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner taking heat.
"If we pay more, as we did in the 1990s, it would be a new genocide."
- Nestor Kirchner on Jun 18, 2014