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Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner dies

27 October 2010 Last updated at 19:04 BST

Argentina's former President, Nestor Kirchner, has died after suffering a sudden heart attack, doctors say.

Mr Kirchner, 60, who had been operated on in September for heart problems, died in the southern Argentine city of El Calafate, local media reported.

His wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is the current president of the country.

Daniel Schweimler reports.