Argentina Transnational Issues 1998
SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Disputes - international short section of the southwestern boundary with Chile is indefinite; claims UK-administered Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas); claims UK-administered South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; territorial claim in Antarctica
Illicit drugs increasing use as a transshipment country for cocaine headed for Europe and the US
Armenia's leaders remain preoccupied by Armenia's 10-year conflict with
Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave. Although a cease-fire has been
in effect since May 1994, the sides have not made substantial progress toward
a peaceful resolution. In January 1998, differences between President TER-PETROSSIAN
and members of his cabinet over the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process came to
a head. With the prime minister and defense and security ministers arrayed
against him, an isolated TER-PETROSSIAN resigned the presidency on 3 February
1998. Robert KOCHARIAN, TER-PETROSSIAN's prime minister, was elected president
in March 1998. Concerns about Armenia's economic performance rose in 1997
with a slowdown in growth and an increase in inflation.
NOTE: The information regarding Argentina on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Argentina Transnational Issues 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Argentina Transnational Issues 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.