Originally posted by Cruise NH
We have found getting Argentinian money to be a problem, I think because of some recent monetary upheaval there...not sure what the deal is but if they're having problems they'll probably be OK with USD.
FYI - until two years or so ago, the Argentine Peso had an artificially pegged exchange rate which resulted in it becoming basically worthless outside the country (in the US you could buy Pesos but could not sell them). A widely used "blue rate" sprang up for unofficial conversions and was somewhere between the black market rate and the official rate.

The current government stopped that practice and has allowed the exchange rate to float and the blue rate has disappeared. It's not surprising that there is still some skittishness about the currency.

Here's a link with more info on the current situation http://www.milevalue.com/argentina-m...atm-bank-cash/
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