DECEMBER 1, 2001
Premier's Argentine dream in trouble
The Argentine economy has been in a mess for some time but in recent days there has been a run on the peso as Argentines have tried to get their money out of banks for fear that their savings will be frozen and turned into bonds - as happened in 1989. The country is struggling to pay interest on its $132bn national debt.
Formula 1 stopped visiting Argentine because the economic situation could not support the event.