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News Summary: Currency controls trap Argentines

CURRENCY TRAP: Argentines are increasingly feeling trapped inside their country as the government restricts access to the foreign cash they need to travel.

PESO BOLSTERING: Legally trading pesos for dollars or euros has become ever more difficult as President Cristina Fernandez tries to keep dollars inside the country and bolster the Argentine peso's sliding value.

NOW EVEN PLASTIC: New rules taking effect this week are squeezing them still further by going after credit card spending.

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