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Menem, Carlos Saúl

(Encyclopedia) Menem, Carlos Saúl kär´lōs säo͞ol´ mā´nĕm [key], 1930–, president of Argentina (1989–99). A Peronist (see Juan Domingo Perón ), he served as governor of La Rioja (…

Alfonsín, Raúl

(Encyclopedia) Alfonsín, Raúl rä-o͞ol´ älfônsēn´ [key] (Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín Foulkes), 1927–2009, president of Argentina (1983–89). A long-time political activist, a member of the…

Kirchner, Néstor Carlos

(Encyclopedia) Kirchner, Néstor Carlos nā´stôr kär´lōs kērch´nâr [key], 1950–2010, Argentinean politician. A native of Patagonia, he was a lawyer and left-wing Peronist and, after two…

Argentina Overview

(Encyclopedia) Argentina ärjəntē´nə, Span. ärhāntē´nä [key], officially Argentine Republic, republic (2015 est. pop. 43,418,000), 1,072,157 sq mi (2,776,889 sq km), S South America.…

Néstor Kirchner, 2003 News

Argentine politician, became president in May, after former president Carlos Menem withdrew from the race. The country's sixth president in less than 18 months, Kirchner faces a devastated…

Jack Klugman

Jack Klugman was a versatile character actor who appeared on Broadway and in television from the 1950s through the 1990s. He is best known for playing sportswriter Oscar Madison -- the slobby one --…

Kevin Sorbo

Actor Kevin Sorbo starred in the 1990s syndicated TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. A high school athlete who stood 6'3" tall, Sorbo brought a wholesome hunkiness to Hercules that helped…

Mary Wollstonecraft

English author Mary Wollstonecraft is the author of 1792's A Vindication for the Rights of Woman, one of the earliest treatises to advocate equal rights for women. She began publishing in the late…

Charlie Hunnam

English actor Charlie Hunnam is best known for playing the leader of a California biker gang in the TV series Sons of Anarchy. Hunnam began working in television when he was a teenager, and his…