Flamboyant former Argentine leader Menem dies at age 90

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Flamboyant Argentine ex-President Carlos Menem has died at age 90 after battling long-term health problems, current Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said in a tweet on Sunday. Menem led a tabloid personal life while he pushed Argentina to an economic boom, but his two-term 1989-1999 presidency crumbled under the weight of corruption scandals and he spent years plotting an unlikely comeback. With his black mane of hair and bushy gray sideburns, Menem at his peak entertained the Rolling Stones at his residence and put Argentina on the international stage, sending tr…

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