The last of six 2008 Nobel Prizes was awarded Monday to Princeton University professor and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for his research on free trade and globalization. Krugman discusses his research and theories with Jim Lehrer.
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, elected in a landslide vote in October, has started to encounter the country's economic and political realities, as evidenced in Thursday's legislative rejection of a proposed tax hike.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, wife of President Nestor Kirchner, was elected president of Argentina Sunday. The NewsHour reports on Kirchner's transition from First Lady to the country's presidency.
While thousands of protesters demonstrated for new popular elections, Argentina's Congress confirmed Eduardo Duhalde, a senator from the left-leaning Peronist party, as the country's fifth president in two weeks.
After failing to garner support within his own Peronist party and a weekend of anti-government demonstrations, interim President Rodriguez Saa resigned late Sunday after one week in office, becoming the third president to quit in two weeks.
After two days of riots that toppled President Fernando De la Rua, Argentina's Congress installed Adolfo Rodriguez Saa, a Peronist governor from a rural province, to serve as interim president until new elections are held in March.
Senate leader Ramon Puerta was sworn in as Argentina's provisional president after the country's Congress approved the resignation of President Fernando de la Rua.
President Fernado de la Rua announced his resignation tonight amid financial crisis and social chaos.
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