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The black currency market in Argentina is called the "blue market" or "dolar blue" and is a daily changing situation. An answer here will not serve future readers well; but my answer is a little too long for a comment. Today, you can check https://twitter.com/dolarblue for the standard but unofficial USD$ to peso rate, and against which any blue trader will ...


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I have experience, but it probably isn't relevant. When I was there in 2014, the official rate was 8pesos/USD, and unofficially 12pesos/USD. So instead of getting ripped off by the ATMs, I took cash and traded it on the black market. It's not as sketchy as it sounds. There's a main street in the capital where people yell "cambio" and you trade dollars ...


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A few tidbits about Visa Debit cards (from the USA I am guessing). While they work in all USA ATMs, as you discovered they are not always tied to the Plus ATM network so you need to make sure the ATM machine displays the Visa logo. If you have a choice, when outside the USA the card should be treated as a "credit card" not a "debit card" when used for ...



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