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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentine Senate passed the economic emergency law. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, vice-president and, as such, president of the Senate, made her debut in a hectic evening session that ended minutes before 4 am on Saturday.

The package of measures proposed by Alberto Fernández's government, with strong tax increases and a six-month freeze on pensions, except for the lowest, received the support of 41 senators, with 23 votes against and one abstention.

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