Daring to be different

Robinson, L.
May 1990
U.S. News & World Report;5/7/90, Vol. 108 Issue 18, p38
Presents short overview of the tactics that Argentine President Carlos Menem and Brazilian Fernando Collor de Mello are using to attempt to break the cycle of inflation and modernize their economies. Brazil has announced a cash freeze of 80 percent of the money in bank accounts, but the cash squeeze has precipitated a serious recession. Argentina has restricted the right to strike, forcibly converted citizens' savings into bonds and is committed to tight monetary policy.


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