Thursday, May 17, 2012
Dogs and Dollars
The Argentine government has decided to apply restrictions on the purchase of US dollars, in order to reduce capital flight and tax evasion. These restrictions have made getting dollars an amazingly difficult task for the people in Argentina.
In order to control "black market" transactions - which increasingly take place due to the difficulty in getting dollars at official entities at official rates, they are now using dogs that can sniff out dollars. Because of this, unofficial entities have reduced their activity as they fear these dogs may uncover them.
Beware of dogs!
Photo courtesy: La Nación.