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Gov't links 'illegal' blue dollar with criminal activity

Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has reiterated the national government's stance on the parallel 'blue' dollar, calling the market "illegal" and pledging to investigate who was behind what he termed "speculative attacks."

The past week saw sharp rises in the value of the unofficial currency, which closed on Friday evening selling at 11.95 pesos - almost double the price of the regular dollar.

Capitanich addressed the issue during this morning's press briefing, asserting that it was irresponsible for media groups and opposition figures, who he claimed "want to force government decisions," to publish blue dollar prices.

"Those media groups who are trying to force through decisions wish to become the opposition," he fired, also remarking of the "contradiction for newspapers of a liberal slant" who highlight the blue rates.

Capitanich also suggested that the parallel currency could also be used as a form of "money laundering from drug trafficking", while maintaining that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner "took the decision to govern for all 40 million Argentines.
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