Argentina:President: Nestor Carlos Kirchner Ostoic.Came to Power: Former President Carlos Menem conceded 2003 election after polls predicted a 40% margin of victory for Kirchner.Indicators: Argentina restructured ( and defaulted) on multibillion-dollar debt following economic collapse of 2001.*Worker co-ops are operating factories abandoned by owners. Street-corner assemblies filled in for government (page 36)*Freed of IMP mandates, strong and steady economic growth has brought 8 million out of poverty in a country of 36 million.*50% satisfied with Argentina's democracy*Approval rating for government: 73%Martinez, Nadia." Latin America Rising: 8 Hotspots of Progress." YES! magazine. 42 (summer 2007): 20.