Aid returns to Argentina

ARGENTINA - Argentina has received its first financial assistance since its economy went into a nosedive last year.

The Inter-American Development Bank, the biggest lender for development purposes in Latin America and the Caribbean, has redirected $694m (£487m)to Argentina to help the near-crippled country rebuild its social services.

Officially, unemployment in Argentina is affecting about a quarter of the workforce and nearly half the population is regarded as below the poverty line.

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