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Montevideo, June 3rd 2023 - 00:20 UTC

Tag: debit

  • Saturday, April 4th 2020 - 09:18 UTC

    Chaos in Argentine banks as crowds tried to collect government assistance

    “The situation was overwhelming,” central bank chief Miguel Pesce. “We're facing a situation that's unprecedented around the world, there isn't a guide to handling this situation.”

    Argentines left their homes in droves as banks reopen their branches to give out government assistance. Thousands of pensioners and citizens who receive government welfare lined up outside banks to get their monthly payments. Branches, which have been closed since a nationwide lockdown began March 20, reopened Friday so that citizens who can't receive the payments on debit could receive the cash.