D. 5,000 %


In 1989, inflation rose 5,000 %. In contrast, the U.S. rate of inflation was a mild 124 %. Under Raul Alfonsin's disastrous six year regime, huge amounts of paper money were put into circulation, which created economic instability and chaos. According an article appearing in the March 2002 edition of World Press Review, "A Rich Country Goes Bust Again:" "(In 1989) prices were readjusted every day. Argentines were getting rid of their currency like a hot potato."