US dollar reaches 8.01 pesos, 'blue' climbs to 13.06
The US dollar broke the 8 pesos barrier today reaching 7.99 pesos for buyers and 8.01 pesos for sellers, followed yesterday’s largest mark in 12 years.
Shortly after midday, the currency had soared to 8.31, before falling back across the rest of the day's trading. The closing price represents a mammoth 88.5 cent jump from the rates recorded yesterday evening.
Meanwhile, the parallel “blue” dollar flew up 60 cents to a new record at 13.06 pesos (for selling) in unofficial markets. The price is 91 cents higher than that recorded the previous day.