May 20, 2013
'Argentines are world champions in sneaking dollars out of their country,' Mujica
Uruguayan president José Mujica assured that “Argentines are simply the best in taking their dollars abroad,” and thus hoped that they will keep on vacationing in the neighbouring country.
“Argentines are the world champions in taking their dollars abroad. There’s no other country, except the US, that has such a strong influence of dollar in its currency. Argentines distrust their currency, save in dollars and somehow manage it make it.”
Mujica also added that he doesn’t believe that Uruguayan seaside resort Punta del Este will receive less Argentine tourists despite the increasing restrictions for the purchase of foreign currency. “I can tell you one thing: Argentines are champions when it comes to taking dollars abroad. World champions! We have proved it in Punta del Este, where theoretically there should be no one from Argentina, but there they are.”