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Argentina has borrowed more than it could repay on five occasions since independence in 1816. The Museum of Foreign Debt in Buenos Aires, set up in 2005 by a group of spirited economics professors, helps explain why. Exhibits trace a timeline from the nation's first default in 1827 to the most recent, in 2001, when the government triggered the largest default in history by suspending repayments on loans worth $142 billion."The museum helps those hurt by the debt issue understand the technical details," says founder Simón Pristupin. Museo de la Deuda Externa, Centro Cultural Ernesto Sábato, 763 José E. Uriburu.

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