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While we were in Buenos Aires, there was a financial crisis. The peso was devalued in 2002, and when we went the people could not access their own bank accounts - the government had frozen them. They had three options - 1. Get about 30 cents on the dollar, 2. Have their own money as bonds which would be paid back in ten years, 3. Wait and see.
Meanwhile people have written 'charros' or thieves on many of the banks in protest. People do need their money to live and many are also out of work...
Update - April 6/03 - I've now heard that people can now access their own money... this is great news!
The mothers, grandmothers, sisters etc of those lost in the Dirty War have peaceful protests every Thursday at the Plaza de Mayo. The square is painted with their symbol - the scarf in thanks.
They are now one of the biggest peace movements in South America
This is a barrio from the 19th century of Italians. It is very colourful and has many tourists. However, don't come here at night and stay in the areas where the people are.
- Pros:good prices (in Feb 2003)
- Cons:very hot in their summer
- In a nutshell:More than just Tango and history
Maureen, our Irish friend, got to dance with a local (the local is dressed all in bronze). Local portenos don't bite and... more travel advice
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