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Money exchange controls limit Argentines from travelling to Brazil to greet Pope Francis

Saturday, July 20th 2013 - 05:46 UTC
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Despite the pope is Argentine and on Monday he will be making his first pastoral trip overseas to Brazil, Argentine government strict currency controls are making it difficult for prospective pilgrims to travel. An estimated 60.000 Argentines are expected to travel to Rio do Janeiro for the grand event. Read full article

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  • Anglotino

    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Brazil share a border with Argentina?

    Anyway perhaps Francis can work some magic with fishes and loaves to feed these poor starving Argentines with worthless pesos in their pockets.

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 08:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argentine

    1 Anglotino (#) You ask for forgiveness, but I can't forgive you cos you're so stupid you can't even understand what you read. The article clearly says: “Taking money out of an ATM machine with a credit card, previously the option of last resort is no longer feasible in Brazil as Argentine withdrawals are restricted in countries that share a border with Argentina.” Don't expect magic or miracles. Just go ahead and use your own money to feed those poor starving Argentines with worthless pesos in their pockets.

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    This is good news! All argies should be kept within their own borders. Although they shouldn't be imprisoned in other countries. It's not difficult to understand argies wanting to get into another country's prisons. Bread AND water. What bliss! And free as well. Just make it an international criminal offence for any argie to cross any national border. Although enforcement may be a large problem. No argie is capable of complying with any law!

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    And still the Malvanistas don't understand why the Falkland islanders don't want to be Argentine!

    There's an Argentine pope which is a reason for pride in Silverland, but those young nationals who want to see their leader, can't?

    The new pope is big against poverty so restrictions on youngsters from his own country who want to see him in Brazil, is surely not going to go down well.

    “Argentine withdrawals are restricted in countries that share a border with Argentina.”

    What happened to Mercosur, the LATAM buddies?

    “A spokesman for Argentina's central bank said existing regulations allow religious institutions to exchange money directly with the bank, though individuals travelling to see the pope on their own must apply with tax regulators as usual.”

    Dictatorship on the way.

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    All this because the popesicle turned TMBOA down over the Falklands!

    Oh, the ignominy of it!

    LMAO

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Money exchange controls limit Argentines from travelling to Brazil to greet Pope Francis

    Oh no, you don’t mean ??
    Surely not ??
    How sad, ??
    And him not visiting argentina..lol

    Still,
    She can always complain to the UN .lol
    .

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Let us not forget that this would be a proper “pilgrimage” for the argie bendover boys. How can CFK not be “sensitive” to the “need” to travel to Brazil where loads of Catholic priests will be on hand to give the “symbolic” laying on of..... Well, pick your own favourite body part. “Priests” will be only too happy to “connect” with pilgrims. “In-depth” counselling will undoubtedly be available.

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I think somebody is trying to upset Baxter.

    Jul 21st, 2013 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    well he is on his way,
    and no doubt we will hear more ..

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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