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Former Argentine leader Kirchner dies

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The former president of Argentina, Nestor Kirchner, has died. Husband of the current president, Cristina Fernandez, he led the country from 2003 till 2007.

Doctors say Kirchner died of a heart attack. He was 60 and had reportedly undergone surgery for heart problems last month.

He took power as Argentina was suffering from a deep economic crisis, and negotiated a deal with the IMF to cancel the country’s debt.