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LatinNews Daily - 11 November 2021

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In brief: ‘Blue dollar’ reaches a high in Argentina

* Argentina’s secretary for domestic trade, Roberto Feletti, has said that the rise in ‘blue dollar’ – the local black market exchange rate for US dollars – would not impact on food or medicines prices. Last month the government imposed a 90-day price freeze on 1,432 products, including food, drink, and other key components of popular consumption. His comments follow reports that the ‘blue dollar’ was selling at an all-time high of Ar$205. This comes just days ahead of the 14 November legislative elections in which the government led by President Alberto Fernández is widely expected to lose seats.