Carlos Menem, former President of Argentina, dies at 90
Menem took office in July 1989 and, following his predecessor Raul Alphonsin, promoted laws to reform the government and economy, resigned amid a deep financial crisis caused by hyperinflation. Menem privatized some companies that were under state authority until that time and were able to keep inflation under control.
He remained active in politics by becoming a senator with the Justice Party representing La Rioja province from 2005 to 2019. He then joined forces with a Peronist coalition called the “Front of All” and was re-elected for a second term lasting until 2023. .
Before the couple’s divorce in 1991, Menem had three children with his wife Julema Yoma. She later married Chilean TV host and actress Cecilia Boloco, with whom she had a child. Their marriage ended after 10 years.
Alberto Fernandez, the current President of Argentina, decided to hold a three-day national mourning in honor of Menam starting Sunday.