The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
By Taos Turner
BUENOS AIRES—President Cristina Kirchner has set the stage for a showdown with Argentina's biggest media conglomerate, Grupo Clarín SA, in a dispute that some critics warn could undermine free speech.
Mrs. Kirchner, who contends Clarín is a coup-mongering monopoly, has given the company until Dec. 7 to divest itself of assets such as its cable-television unit or see them auctioned off by the government.
The conflict could have implications for businesses, the media and Mrs. Kirchner, whose approval ratings have tumbled this year amid rising crime, high inflation and a weak economy.
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