Since then, critics of Fernandez's government say she's been out to break up the media empire. The government has sent tax agents to raid the offices of Argentina's biggest-circulation daily and suggested that the owner of Clarin could have adopted her children from babies stolen during the military regime.
It has also tried to gain control of Argentina's only newsprint maker and encouraged the national soccer association to break its contract with a cable TV channel owned by Clarin.
Associated Press writer Luis Andres Henao in Santiago, Chile and Jessica Weiss in Buenos Aires contributed to this report.
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