Recession-hit Argentina has suffered market volatility since business-friendly President Mauricio Macri was trounced in party primaries three weeks ago by leftist challenger Alberto Fernandez.
The peso got slammed for a third day on Wednesday, despite President Mauricio Macri's measures to soften the impact of austerity on voters.
Markets panicked as the peso closed at 57.30 to the dollar, a drop of 18.76 per cent from its Friday closing figure, while the Merval index crashed 38 percent by close.
Given that all of the recession-hit South American country's major parties have already chosen their presidential candidates, the primaries effectively served as a nationwide pre-election opinion poll.
The blackout raised questions about flaws in South America's grid which connects many of the region's largest countries. Energy officials say results of the investigation would be available in 10 to 15 days.
Decades of underfunding has decimated the scientific community of Argentina, sending top-level scientists to neighbouring Chile and beyond to continue their vital research.
In a country that produces enough food to feed 10 times its population, around eight percent of Argentinians can hardly afford one meal per day.
Former Argentine president and current Senator Cristina Kirchner enjoys partial immunity shields her from imprisonment, as she faces another corruption investigation in which she is accused of having received tens of millions of dollars in bribes.
Though the country hosted the first ever G20 summit, people came out on the streets about 700 kilometres away in the city of Cordoba to protest against the high profile assembly.
The meeting between President Erdogan and Dutch PM Mark Rutte lasted almost one hour.
In pictures: More and more gated communities are sprouting in Argentina's suburbs, giving a major boost to private security firms.
Argentina had secured $50 billion in financing as part of a deal worked out with the International Monetary Fund in June. Now the the Fund has agreed to raise the lending package by $7.1 billion.
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