In recent years there has been huge progress with several anti-discrimination and gay rights laws being passed. In 1996 measures forbidding discrimination on the basis of amongst other things sexual orientation were introduced, making Buenos Aires the first Spanish-speaking city in Latin America to do so. In 2002 same sex civil unions were approved in Buenos Aires. Finally in 2009 the Argentine Congress approved Gay marriage Law, giving full equal rights "with the same names" to gay couples. In 2010, the argentine Congress, approved same sex marriage "with the same rights". So, not only Buenos Aires has gay civil unions, but now people in the whole country, can inherit, adopt, etc. (Law 26.416).
First, Brazil with its devaluation, forcing our small industry into a practical collapse; second, Argentina, practically collapsing our banking system with its financial debacle; and finally, now, Argentina's default on its $800m loan from the World Bank.
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Protests have been escalating since the government halted pension payments and froze bank accounts as part of austerity measures to deal with its massive debts.
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The financial meltdown that reached a climax in 2001, causing the country to default on $132 billion of foreign debt, was worsened by the government's vain attempts to maintain the Argentine peso's peg against the dollar. The IMF ploughed money into the country to help it sustain the peg, pledging an extra $22 billion as late as the end of 2000.
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Mr Cavallo, who is widely blamed for failing to halt the country's slide into economic ruin, stepped down on Wednesday, when the most serious protests in Argentina in a decade started to escalate.
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The BBC's Tom Gibb in Buenos Aires says most Argentines do not trust any of their politicians and this appears to be a revolt against a whole political class.
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Following years of unsustainable economic policies, Argentina has undertaken a bold turnaround in policies, which has helped to stabilise the economy and avoid another crisis. Building on this reform progress should help lay the foundations to raise the material living standards and well-being of all Argentinians, including the most vulnerable. This Survey discusses the challenges ahead and the policy options to address these challenges. Improvements in the areas of regulation on product markets, labour markets, competition, taxes, infrastructure, education, trade policy and financial markets would strenghten investment and productivity, which are the basis for sustainable income gains. Some of these reforms will involve adjustment costs as jobs will be lost in some firms and sectors and created in others, but well-designed policies can protect the poor and vulnerable from the burden of adjustment. A current focus on strengthening the social safety net and efforts to improve the quality of education are part of such policies, as is labour market support for affected workers. The benefits of stronger growth will depend on improving the distribution of income, which is currently very unequal and leaves one third of the population in poverty, with more at risk of falling into poverty. Efforts are also underway to reduce inequalities in the access to quality education. Public transfers to reduce inequality and poverty will continue to play an important role, together with stronger efforts to curb labour market informality.