Argentine ex president Carlos Menem dies at age 90

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    #Argentine ex President Carlos #Menem died at 90 after battling long-term health problems, local media reported on Sunday. The veteran #politician and lawyer served as Argentina’s president from 1989 to 1999. He was serving as a senator at the time of his death.

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