1. Because its economy is plummeting.
2. It stops him from falling - or at least slows the fall.
3. It represents the U.S. dollar, which Lurie says acted like a parachute for the Argentinean economy.
4. It represents Duhalde cutting strings to the dollar.
5. He leads a country the way a captain leads a ship.
6. Not at all.
7. By linking "Argentina" to "Titanic" Ramirez indicates the break from the dollar will be a disaster.
8. Neither thinks the decision is a wise one. Both cartoonists believe it will have catastrophic consequences for Argentina. 


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